I have been with boost for a very long time and i have always hated there phones. so much so that i actually got another phone hooked up on a CDMA network. Once i got the Motorola i1 there was no need for another phone. Yes is may not be 3g compatible but i do not need to watch you tube videos on the go. i am fine with email and the occasional internet browse. I have had the phone for three months now and i think i have gotten all the flaws and perks down. 1. ++A PLUS++On an iDEN network you always have to wait for your texts to download before you can view them which is very frustrating but with the Motorola i1 it is a thing of the past. yes it still downloads texts but the download is a lot faster and i rarely have to wait. 2. --A NEG--Most apps that i download work great on the i1 but i am having laggy problems with a few of them. such as Paper toss, (terrible lag) and gameboid Which i am still unsuccessful to get a single game to work. 3. ++A PLUS++ Many apps that you wouldn't dream of actually work on an iDEN network. Google maps is a great app and though you have to wait a bit longer for maps to load it is still great considering all the money saved on the monthly bill. 4. --A NEG-- I Do not know if this is my phone in particular but trying to charge the phone plugged in via usb cable to computer is just stupid slow and worthless. It takes way to much time and i try to stay as far away from charging through a computer as possible. 5. ++A PLUS++ Considering all the big bulky phones that boost and nextel have the design of this phone is great. It is easy to use and just feels comfortable. The fact that this High end phone actually runs while still meeting military standards is great. i drop the phone every once in a while and don't get any problems with it, case never comes apart, and screen doesn't get messed up as easy. 6. --A NEG-- The Touch screen does not work when the phone is plugged in. when i have the phone on the charger it is near impossible to do my unlock pattern and it is not a hard pattern to get past. This is my lowdown of my phone. if you have any answers to my problems or if i can answer any of your problems i will. Just before i bought the phone i would have loved to see some information like this so i hope it helps.