Basically, I am totally fed-up with the immature morons that continually berate various Verizon cell phones such as this one due to the so-called "Verizon restrictions". My comment to all of these idiots is to "GET A LIFE" and enter the real world. If you don't like these restricyions that Verizon puts on these phones, then switch to another carrier (and live with the other negative consequences), but do not rate these cell phone performances based on this narrow perception of Verizon restrictions (da Verizon restricts all their phones)- rate the cell phones mostly based the basic characteristics it exhibits on the Verizon network amd compare it to the performance of ceel phones on other carrier networks based on basic cell phone primary qualities such as reception, dropped calls, call clarity, etc. How do most people feel about this? I'm tired of it!!!!!! The first review I see on this cell phone down grades it for the Verizon restrictions!