We purchased a Talkie by Toymail for my son and his bff (both 3yrs old). They LOVE them, and so do we and their grandparents! It was simple to setup, and he figured out how to use it himself after 2 days! We haven't had any technical issues with the talkie at all. He uses it all day long, sleeps with it and wants to bring it everywhere :) I would definitely recommend this toy, and I have told all of my friends about it. It is such a great way for them to feel a tiny bit of independence, while also building their connections with family members that live in other states/countries.