I purchased this phone for a Christmas present. I was nervous to face problems with VM but I'm very happy with it, calls and data speed are even better than my [...] ,Seatlle,Wa area. My daughter is so happy . I only hope that after the new systems update that VM is doing these days does not affect the speed and cellular reception. I found this Iphone even cheaper here in Target, cheaper than [...] and VM web site.
If you can pay off the [$] without racking up credit card interest, this phone's total ownership is unbeatable in terms of affordability.
Phone has excellent build quality.
VM network's Beyondtalk plan gives iphone users a 5 dollar discount for auto pay users.
Lowest total ownership cost over 2 years.
Voice quality of my voicemails left on my office's IP phone sounded a little muffled to me, compared to the voicemails left by an another phone.
Used Vmobile iphone4S to text to 32665, got no response at all. Same text sent by another VMobile got immediate response.
The following is not a real con for most people
Vmobile SMS service appears unable to handle 8 bit SMS text, got garbled on the incoming side. The send of 8 bit text is ok though.
If you don't use foreign language to text it doesn't affect you at all.
This phone uses CDMA, so it cannot talk and surf at the same time, just like Verizon and Sprint.