I don't know where you cant get reviews but I can tell you my experience with what I have. My husband and I each have had a Verizon prepaid account for 3yrs. and we love it. With the verizon prepaid you can only use one kind of phone they sell to go with the prepaid so you can't go and buy a regular cell phone with more features and such but I am happy with the phone I have had for 3yrs. Every two months you have to log on a prepaid card and the lowest one I think is $15. The minutes carry over from month to month and build up so you don't loose any unused minutes. Every time we log on a $50 card we get a lot of free weekend minutes so I make all my long distance calls to relatives with it on the weekends or give it to my Mom. We also have caller ID and voice mail but I don't use the voice mail. I have traveled to different states with it and have had no problems making calls, it just uses a few more minutes. I live in NY on the border of Canada and make frequent trips over the border and it has worked from there but again it uses a few more minutes calling from there. We only need the phones for emergency purposes in the car or if my tennage son is home alone and needs to contact us so we really don't make a ton of calls and it has worked out well for us and I like the fact that we don't get a bill every month. Hope this helps in your search.
All the listings and reviews I see are associated with a service provider.
Where can I find reviews of cell phones available without subscribing to a service plan? I want a phone I can use, say, with a phone card. I do not want to subscribe to Verizon, Cingulat, ATT, etc. If I don't use it, I don't pay.