I bought this phone for a friend's daughter for her 3rd birthday. I was extremely disappointed in how cheap it looks. After trying out the buttons, I decided to return it immediately. There's no way I would subject my friend to the obnoxious prattle and beeping emanating from this toy. Even if you removed the batteries, you'd just be stuck with a cheap piece of plastic with a phone cord too short for a kid to actually hold up to her ear.