Since I am not too familiar with iPhones, I have a few questions for you. While I have resisted the idea for awhile, I have been thinking about getting a phone for my daughter. Texts, FaceTime, etc seem to be the main way most of her friend communicate (I guess email is getting passé for the younger ones). Originally, I had planned to keep it to modest Android phone (no more than $150-$200). If it gets broken or lost, no big financial loss. That said, most of her friend use iPhones. The only new model that is on the table is the SE. By the time I have saved the cash, maybe they will be available! That said, BestBuy is having one of their daily deals for $75 off Apple refurbished 5s unlocked phones. With store credit, I can get that under $200 (around $180... not bad). It would mostly be used for texts, FaceTime, email, etc. Some web browsing, and a couple of game she would like to get. It seems like that phone should be good enough. My concern is how much longer the phone will be supported with iOS updates. How well does iOS 9 function on a 5s? Is it likely Apple will drop iOS support with iOS 10 now that everything that has an A7 has a viable replacement? The carrier will likely be Net 10 or Tracfone (either one will work if I order the SIM card) as I don't want a contract and that will force her on a budget. That leads to another question. If I am reading things correctly, unlocked 5s phones are GSM models only? Verizon has better coverage where we are. So ultimate question, jump on the 5S or save the pennies for the SE (the SE is over my budget, but if the experience will be better..... Edit... one other question. On the iPhone, is it possible to globally turn off data while still being able to text and make calls. I often leave my Android phone in that state and only turn data on when I need it. Thanks in advance.