READ THIS REVIEW!! BUYER BEWARE!!
My own phone broke completely on me a month before my free upgrade date so I decided to just buy something cheap to last me until then. And yeah, for a "smartphone" it's cheap, but I don't even think it was worth the $51 I paid for it. More like $25-30, If that.
For one, fresh out the box, I tried to remove the back cover so I could put in the battery, of course, this is something the makers must have realized that the customer must do right? I mean, they sent the phone and the battery seperately, it's not like an Apple iOS device where the cover isn't removeable. Well the cover is so tight on there and it's so flimsy, the freaking cover cracked when I tried to remove it. Yes, 5 seconds out the box, and it was already breaking.
Secondly, after I got past that ridiculousness, I figured "Alright, rough start, but it's still a pretty sleek looking device, can't be that bad. I put in the SIM card from my old phone and turn it on. First off, the startup for the phone looks and sounds like it's from a 2002 Nokia phone, which dropped my expectations even further, all the buttons look like they were made with Microsoft Paint, and the screen isn't a touchscreen, more like a punchscreen, because you damn near have to punch it to make it work, plus it feels like the screen is made of clear duct tape. And of course, IT DOESNT READ THE SIM. So, fearing breaking the phone again, I turn it off, remove the cover, and go "Oh well maybe if I put it in the second slot. Nope, still doesn't work. So I'm not sure how this is supposed to be useful, especially if most of the useful parts of the phone need the SIM to run.
Thirdly, I decided to just suck it up and start exploring, I noticed the date said 1-15-2013, So they're only about a year and 6 months off. I go to fix it, and when I try to type in my local area, I realize...This damn thing's keyboard has the old-school setting. Yes, If I want to type "atlanta" I have to sit there and type 2-8-555-2-66-8-2. I haven't typed out words like that on a phone since I was a child, and I'd rather not go back to doing that.
Overall, I wish I had made a different decision. If I wasn't laughing at how preposterously horrible this phone was I'd be probably be crying at the same. I had never heard of SVP before and I'm starting to figure out why, this is like some chinese piece of crap I wouldn't even pass off to a toddler to play with. I not only would not recommend this phone, I would specifically ask that people DONT buy this phone. SVP needs to focus their efforts somewhere else, cause phone making in the 21st century just aint their deal.