I’ve had my old, simple phone for two-plus years now, and Verizon’s telling me I need a new one. Fair enough. I started looking at phones and realized that Verizon is focusing its product specs in all the wrong areas. I don’t care how nice the camera is, or how many MBs of music it can play, or what things I can buy online for it. These are the things I want to know about a phone:
Can I put it on silent mode without it making a sound?
How many button presses to turn on/off the ringer?
How many button presses to send a text message?
How many button presses to look up someone in the phone book?
How big are the buttons?
How big is the screen?
If I try to make a call will I have service? (To its credit, Verizon usually has a signal)
How navigable is the menu?
How many recent calls will it store?