About 2 years ago I finally decided to stop paying a carrier $80+ per month for my and my wife to have cell phones. We each hardly ever talk on them, but we do text each other often. I dropped Sprint and my Treo, and got each of us simple prepay phones from Target and Best Buy. Then I signed each us up for $10 a month unlimited text, and put about $100 each into the phones' accounts. Now I just add cash whenever we run low, which is pretty rare. My phone bill is around $200 a year now. I like this alot! We can throw away our phones and easily replace them if we want, have no contract, and pay about $20 a month for all the service that we need. Yet we each also have ipod touches, and love them as well. Our house has WiFi, as do most places we go, so we do have pretty good portable internet devices without having to shell out $60+ per month to AT&T. I would like to combine my two devices though. It does not look to be an option with AT&T, but I am wondering if it would be possible to get an Android phone, and then just get basic voice and SMS service from a carrier. I do not WANT to use GPS or 3G. I find the devices still very useful without these services. Is this possible? Why should the carrier care what phone I have? I just want voice and SMS service and that's it.