Pros: it was free, it works, and it plays mp3s
Cons: it's not an iphone
I got this phone because it was the most expensive phone I could get for free for renewing my Verizon contract. It's worked fine for two years, and as probably the only person left in the world without an ipod, it's been great to have a phone that takes a microsd card, so I can use it as an mp3 player with the ear jack (or the crappiest boombox in the world without an earpiece).
No reaosn to buy it in 2008, though, unless you live outside of the industrialized world.