In reality I was due for an upgrade when I was with At&t, I told my dad I would buy the phone if he continued paying for it. So at the time I hated Android OS for no apparent reason except "i dont like how it looks". I really really hated the OS for that reason lol. So I decided to get the iPhone or a WP7. Plans changed and my dad told me to get a Boost, VM phone. I was disappointed but happy since I was leaving the non-smartphone I had. In the end I got this phone and I love it!