Keep in mind it's for my GF, and we can get the fascinate for 90$. Shes messed around with the Samsung at the store and really likes the screen on it and the size. Show'd her some reviews of the Thunderbolt and she instantly wanted one. Shes never had a smartphone before and really just needs to put in dates on the calendar and have alerts for them so she can stay on schedule. She also needs to be able to check her companies email. (she got promoted) So what do you think get the fascinate for 90$ if it will do the job. Or go for the thunderbolt and have it for a longer lifespan.