Worst phone I've ever had

When I first got the LG Revolution, it was fine.  Now it is no longer a "smartphone".  There are multiple issues.  I have had to do a factory reset multiple times.  I have to shut down and remove the battery every other day.  This is my third LG phone and I will never have another one after this, as it seems everyone is having the same issues.  Texting is close to impossible.  "Force close" seems to be a daily function.  The screen freezes and I can't do anything until I remove the battery. I don't want another one.  I am considering purchasing another phone not having an "upgrade discount" because of the issues.  This is the only phone I have as I no longer have a landline.  I think LG and/or Verizon should allow us all to upgrade automatically.