Time to drag this bad boy up from the depths...
Well, I'm looking to upgrade my cell phone (hopefully before C3 even).
Well, that was fast - I just got home from the Verizon Wireless store. Since I was already doing research up front, the actual purchasing part went very smoothly.
I ended up with this phone - Samsung SCH-a670:
And my wife ended up with this one - Samsung SCH-a650:
The main difference between the phones is that mine is the "gadgety" one - camera, 2nd color screen on the outside for caller ID/time, more storage, etc.
We ended up going with the Verizon FamilyShare 500 minutes plan ($59.99). For how and why we want to use our phones, they seem to have the best national coverage and the "no roaming", free calls between phones, and free nights and weekends is such a great deal especially with other family members who are "In".
We'lll see how it goes over the next month or two. If we like it, we will then pull the trigger on the switch to Cable Internet and then drop the Qwest land line all together (take that stone ages!