I think it's a fine phone considering it's < $100 and is technically a smartphone meaning much more versatile and CHEAPER than any "feature" phone I could get at the time ("feature" phone meaning not a "plain" phone but not technically a "smart" phone). Yes, for some reason, sliders seem to be expensive even though most are not smartphones.
Well he's been bitching about it on and off... I think he just doesn't know how to use it (or rather, doesn't WANT to know how) and winds up "breaking it" from time to time (usually messes up a setting or 2).
I'm fed up with the BS and will just get him what he wants.. a slider phone - but it seems the selection for slider GSM phones is limited (even searching on GSMArena). I'd like it <$100. Doesn't need anything fancy, a camera would be nice (even if the photos are shit), of course texting blah blah but absolutely a slider.