I love using it for texting, it gives you the input option of using either the keypad, keyboard or handwriting. Talking with it is amazing, you can hear everything crystal clear and it has amazing reception (in my house, NOBODY can get any signal, and this phone works perfectly). I go on twitter and facebook using this phone almost everyday and it works great. However, playing games on this phone is not an enjoyable experience. The touchscreen doesnt work well with most games, and you can forget about using apps because there are hardly any to download for this phone anyway. If you're looking to have a phone you can put apps on and "play" with you might want to look into an iPhone.