For years I have been ordering and reordering these cables because one will stop working. I would justify the purchase by looking at the low low price on them, but I just can't bring myself to order another. Something happens a few months (or in my latest case, a month and a half) into using these chargers where they just won't connect to the phone anymore. I don't abuse the cables, and all the other connections in the house work great. There's something about these specific cables from Monoprice that cause them to render themselves inoperative way too quickly. I'll be getting my USB cables somewhere else from now on.
You can't beat Monoprice's price on cords as it is and the fact that they stand behind an already great product with a lifetime warranty, they can't be beat. This particular cord is one I use on a regular basis and I've had no issues with it. That's why I would recommend this cord or any other cord from Monoprice without qualms or reservations.
I needed a heavier cable so my car charger would charge the phone while using it as a GPS. Thin cable I had before wouldn't supply enough current. Works great with new heavier gauge cable. Fast, quick service, as always, from Monoprice.