I disagree on the play store. My mom and dad, both 62, download and use Skype as well as Yahoo messenger. They also play Angry Birds, Bad Piggies and other games. If you can sideload apps, I might opt for a phone like this. If it's completely locked down, it's a no go. No company should decide that an end user does or doesn't need access to other software. It's almost as bad as those el cheapo tablets that come with crapjar market or whatever it's called.