I love the notification I get with this phone for texts that I receive, but I hate the callendar date and VM notifications. For the texts, I get I nice loud sound, and then it beeps every few minutes. Doesn't do that for the calendar dates and VM. I get a very mild cute tone, and then nothing. It's actually caused me to miss appointments because I got so used to that with the iphone4. I still like this phone way better though.