Why does Amazon offer this phone for 1c when Vz asks $100? Because AMAZON IS THE BEST! I have bought phones from Amazon in the past and there is nothing to beat their service, price and customer satisfaction policies. Amazon gets 6 stars out of a possible five.
Check the fine print. I decided to buy from Verizon directly instead because I wanted to keep my family plan. When purchasing this phone they wanted to charge me an additional $10/month for texting for that phone only so it was not worth it to me. My current plan has unlimited texting for 4 phones including the one I was replacing.
I do not recall my phone doing that but I continue to be frustrated with weird things it does and I am not aware of how I may have triggered it. Yesterday I checked amessage and put the phone away and I immediately got a call from my son indicating I had just called him! The touch screen makes the phone like a hot potatoes...you fear to handle it in any fashion for fear it will take off doing something unexpected. I still hate this one....twice as many hate this phone as love it in one set of reviews I viewed. Good luck.