I can give you my experience on the Samsung SCH-a650. It's a tri-mode phone, so you'll have analog when you travel in an area where there is little to no digital signal. The phone has good reception, even in areas that other phones consider dead spots. Good color display, just as long as you're not in bright light, especially sunlight. sound quality is good. The caller ID however doesn't show the name of a phone number if it's programmed in the phonebook as 7 digits rather than 10 digits. That's a drawback that I didn't face with the Kyocera 2235 and Motorola 120c. No external display, but at least the phone has a setting to allow manual answering the phone. While the retractable antenna is good, it's not good if it has to be replaced. Unlike many phones that have antenna bases that srew on and off, this phone must be taken apart to replace the antenna. Battery life is good, unless you'r on the phone a lot, but it charges up quickly, but the phone must be off in order for it to charge quickly. This phone is best for someone who wants a flip phone, but not lots of frills. The only frills this phone has are tri-mode, color display, internet, text messaging, Get it Now for downloading games and ringtones.
I want to get a new Verizon cell phone. From what I've heard, Verizon is the best service provider in the Alanta area. I was looking at the samsung a670 and the audiovoxx 9900 which are both camera phones. And if i dont go with a camera phone how is the samsung a650 or the LG4500. Any advice?! thanks