I am a holdout. The only advantage of a smart phone for me would be the use of Google maps. I would say that part of your problem is your carrier and not your phone. I had T-mobile for awhile and their coverage and customer service sucked. I couldn’t wait to ditch them. I have a Kyocera DuraXTP (E4281) that uses brewmp as the OS. I can call and text and that’s about all I use it for, but, it does have the capabilities to connect to the internet, if necessary. It has a pretty decent camera, also. It is a flip-phone and it’s main user-base is construction contractors because of it’s durability. Not sure when it will meet its demise due to market share. I guess I will cross that bridge when I come to it.