I bought the Samsung A460, basically an updated version of my previous 8500. It works well, though I've had some odd issues with it:
I entered phone numbers into the phone book, and somehow a few got set to have personalized ringers of null. Whenevere these people called, my phone crashed. I had to go through all my entries & make sure they had default selected for ringers.
The phone book is a little less snappy than my previous. Before, I'd hit down arrow, first letter, and instantly be transported to the entries begining with that letter. Now, there's a noticable delay.
Also no audio recorder for self-notes. Eh.
But it was only $100. It'll last two years hopefully, at which time I'll finally leave sprint. I can't believe how annoyingly complicated their text messaging is. Every other service, you send from the phone directly. With PCS, you have to connect to the net from your phone, and go through an annoying menu system. Its so convoluted.