We finally got out of the AT&T contract that got more and more expensive each month, and switched to prepaid service. husband got a net10 phone for $10 and it is driving him nuts. Texting is impossible - it won't let you do certain letters no matter what. It tries to predict what you are trying to say and all it comes up with are disgusting words. I tried to enter the word "count" and it would NOT put the o in and I will NOT use that other word!! I also discovered that tracfone and net10 are basically the same company. Tracfone has a $30 LG500 phone with a qwerty keyboard. I do NOT like texting with-o the qwerty - just won't do it because it annoys me. I didn't expect to get the keyboard, but wanted to look. I am SO IMPRESSED with this phone. WOW. The battery lasts about 4 times as long as the one on the LG neon I had. husband and I each went through 3 or 4 batteries because after a month or so they wouldn't even stay on for a full workday. That was without using it for anything, not calls, texts or anything else (we don't use the internet - it cost us $$ to even turn the browser on with the AT&T plan. Wasn't supposed to but that is how the "fees" stacked up.) It has a really nice camera with a flash that actually works. Just figured that out tonight. Jess found that husband left the plates cabinet in the kitchen open and the idiot cat took a NAP up there! So Jess got a few pics before she woke him up and made him get down. She is out washing the dishes right now. Anyway, it also has an mp3 player as long as you put a microSD card in it. I am thrilled because every single one I have gotten has been co-opted by a kid or husband. Two of them I never even got a single song on before it was "borrowed" until theirs was found. Not that big a deal, but I am at a point where I really want one and can use one. Anyway, the service is great, phone works super well, and while the keyboard may be a little small it still works surprisingly well. Even with husband's fatter fingers. I haven't tried the $50 touch screen LG model that is available on tracfone (online is the only place I have seen it) but this is awesome. I am shocked that it wasn't more than $30. Plus it came with double minutes for life. So I buy cards for 60 minutes and it gives you 90 days activation with that. But on my phone I get 120 minutes and 180 days activation. Which is nice. In a few weeks we will get a better phone for husband and then let the kids share the $10 one until they buy one of their own - when they are allowed to. This is a LOT nicer than the AT&T plan and phone we had and a TON cheaper.