You see a lots of negative review about calls hanging up and phone freezing up. Yeah, that's frustrating at times, but there is a bigger issue. I've had this issue from about 7 month into using this new phone. This was my first real smart phone so i was pretty amazed with what it can do, but the issue is my power button started getting faulty. at first if you held it down pretty hard for couple seconds, it would turn on. now it's been 13 months, and the power button is pretty much dead. The only time i can turn on the phone is when i plug the phone to charge it, so i would have to manually plug it into a usb charger (either wall or computer) in order for me to turn on the phone. The other time is when someone texts you or call you, it will turn on. You will also experience the same issue turning off the phone, naturally, which is not as big deal since it turns off after a while anyways. My sister also bought the same phone at the same time as me, and she is also experiencing the same issue (not as sever as me, but then again i use my phone more than she does), so its not just my phone. of course t-mobile wont do anything because you didn't decide to pay extra $7 or something everymonth for an insurance (which at the time you bought a phone you wouldn't think power button would go stupid).
I found an app on the google playstore that turns your screen on when you tilt it. Its called awesome on off. however, unfortunately, it appears this does not work on this particular phone, as accelerometer sensor appears to go off when the screen goes off. My sister and I are on 20 month payment plan on this phone, so I guess we are stuck with this phone for another 7 month without power button working (or we can get a new phone, but keep paying for this piece of junk).
For those of you who are considering to buy this phone simply because its cheap, DON'T. you get what you paid for, and certainly if I bought a better phone thats out there for double the price i paid for this junk, i probably wouldn't have had to get a new phone for more than 2 years... there are plenty of better phones out there...
If there is anyone that knows a way out of this situation, please let me know.