okay, verizon contract about to go to that new every two deal. I don't have a smart phone of any kind right now, just a messaging phone, which is totally fine for my personal usage. I could either stick with verizon and get a more or less free droid phone +/- $50 I really like the LG Ally and I like physical keyboards. I want a droid phone to start getting used to the droid platform. I'm a digital media studies major, that's a graduate program at my university that takes on basically general studies about new media, web 2.0, and more current types of media like that. Anyway, I want to start getting familiar with Droid platform, and I'm more interested in the rumored droid tablets than droid on a phone, but droid phones are real and tablets seem to keep being rumored, and a $50 to $100 phone won't kill me being able to buy a contract free droid tablet if they come out like that. I could switch to Sprint and save like $5, I only get the most basic plans I can cause I don't do a lot of stuff on my phone, I'm almost always in front of a computer. I like the Sprint Samsung Intercept, but the Verizon LG Ally has a much much better screen and seemed to work better in the store than the Intercept. so the choice is, LG Ally on Verizon or Samsung Intercept on Sprint, coverage seems to be good in my area for both phones and I don't travel a lot, the Samsung Transform is coming out soon too so that might also be an option. another option is, get a feature phone which would be fine for my personal usage and just wait for an Android tablet to come out sometime the cost of a data plan is kind of a bummer, but I plan on changing jobs after I graduate in a year and a half but I could always upgrade my phone then but then I'd be a total newb to the droid or other smartphone stuff then. also I might get ambitious and try to do something with developing something for a droid phone in my master's degree capstone for my degree. sorry that was so long, so whatcha all think?