I've been here a week so I thought I would check in. I'm another old guy, 57, and got my first smart phone a week ago. The Optimus V was on sale at Target for $69 and I got a price match at Best Buy. Before that I had been using a Virgin Mobile Kyocera for about 5 years until the battery quit charging. Love the V and thanks to this forum it's rooted, ROM'ed and even better. Only problem is now I'm hooked on smartphones and want bigger and better toys.