There are several reasons why a phone can make our ?Items to avoid? list. One of the main reasons is the inability for a phone to make and receive calls and/or poor reception during a call. A phone must be able to perform its most basic function well or it will make our list every time. The Samsung SCH-A570 has received numerous complaints about dropped calls and overall connection issues. All of the consumers reported not having any of the problems before switching to the new phone. This would rule out the carrier contributing to the poor service. With an average consumer rating of 2.7 out of five you can easily see why you would want to avoid the Samsung SCH-A570.