I have had my TRACFONE since 2009 when my landline died. That is another story for another time. Anyway, I really love the thing. It cost $9.99 plus tax, and then you have to add time, setting it up on the website first. It seems to be pretty easy to operate, and the minutes are always displayed prominently. It has a bell tone for ringing and I like that. The only real issue I have had is this annoying message “check call restrictions -34”. Sometimes to get through to the cell I have to step out of my car or house. If you don't spend much time on the phone it can be a good phone for you.