I have just bought one of these, and my first impressions are very favorable.
(with Pay & Go - casual rates only - I am a very light user - typically one call per week )
To quote from a customer review on the VF website:
"If you hate touchscreen phones and "crunch" the keys of handsets with a standard keyboard... THIS HANDSET IS FOR YOU! The keys are well spaced allowing easy keying and have a good tactile response. ... If you need a simple easy to use handset for sms and voicecalls... you can't go past this one."
Well I took the plunge. The local Warehouse had a special deal going, 30% off, bought it down to $79.20. ! Nice big screen, can work key pad with one hand. The local vodafone shop transferred my old number over at no charge. All in all very impressed with their service. And the volume it puts out, wow.