My dad's piece of crap flip phone died on him and this is the 2nd one that has died out of nowhere. That's the last time I'm getting those cheap free flip phones that come with the ghetto OS everytime you renew your account. My dad has no need for a smartphone like an iphone or Android cause he doesn't even know how to text or email. Things that are of main concern is RECEPTION and CALL QUALITY (cannot emphasize this enough), then durability and battery life. The rest it seriously does not matter whatsoever, it can look like the ugliest phone and he won't care. Call voice quality and reception is KEY here. Since he needs a phone ASAP, I'm looking for him on craigslist to get a used good condition phone and I have decided that the Iphone 2g (First Gen) or the Mytouch 3g is within my budget. Does anyone still use their Iphone 2g? If you have any experience with the Mytouch 3g along with the Iphone 2g, that would be great. I know for most of us other factors like sleekness, weight, etc. so please try to factor all of that out and think like an old man who doesn't give a crap about technology or style, but pure functionality for voice calls. lol I tried to compare the 2 but being that the mytouch 3g is a different class and came out 2 years later than the Iphone 1st gen, the comparisons are hard to find. The Iphone 2g seems like it would do everything he needs. He doesn't use data so the 2g would be fine, I trust that even a 5 year old phone by Apple would have spectacular quality considering it was a premium device when it came out. It's build quality and durability are not a concern and Apple generally has good battery life. BUT, as long as voice calls and reception are good then it doesn't really matter. The other choice is the mytouch 3g which is the same price range. It has gorilla glass so it won't crack but the physical build quality of the buttons and plastics aren't great. Also, the mytouch 3g's battery is removable and can be replaced for like $10 on ebay whereas, getting an old, used iphone 2g might require a battery replacement or have a very poor, used-up battery. In which case, it'll cost me more to get that serviced somewhere. Mytouch 3g also gets 3g, which ONLY matters if it affects reception and voice calls. I am wondering if the Iphone 2g is still superior when it comes to voice calls and reception than to a mytouch 3g on the 3g network?? Basically, he needs a phone to use for the next year or two. 2 years at most. Our contract is up next December. Any input on this? Would like to hear from people still using their 1st gen Iphones and who have experience with the first generation 3g android devices like the mytouch.