The Samsung SGH-X497 is a flip phone with the classic antenna. These kind of phones normally have a good reception because of the external antenna.. I has an external screen that enables you to see who is calling you without opening the phone. This is also an unlocked GSM phone which you can use a SIM card to activate it and can use any carrier as long as they are using a SIM card. The condition of this phone is in fair condition but still works 100%. A basic flip phone that you might need.