Alright, refurbished LG Marquee with Ting. Here's what I am planning and I am open to suggestions. CTMod 3.75, from it's description it sounds great. Rooting looks to be about as difficult as updating your BIOS. I will not be playing games on the phone, so I plan on underclocking. I may bring it back to stock speeds if music playing becomes cumbersome. I use foobar2k on my laptop and desktop but it seems there is only a remote control version for andriods, not a music player. What players do yall like or prefer? I was choosing between ting and republic wireless. Republic tries to get you to use wifi as much as possible for calls and whatnot. I want to imitate this on ting, the plan will be about two dollars cheaper along with a 90 (-50 discount) Marquee which is considerably cheaper than Republics 250 phone. Nettalk seems to be the best bet for that since I want to be able to call people that don't have the same app. I am going to have 3g and 4g disabled, permanently. There seem to be many different ways to do this. What is the best way to go about this for the Marquee and anything else that might get charged as data? I like GPS. It is supposedly free with smart phones but applications might use data. The google maps app sounds like the best bet since it can cache in a ten mile radius. What do yall prefer? Backgrounds, homescreens, whatever they are called. Can I just set a photo I take as my home screen? I already pulled the trigger and ordered a microSD and accessory kit. The SD card is an 8 gig C10 for 8 bucks. I will mostly have music with the occasional picture or video. The kit is a car charger, case, screen, and USB adapter advertised specifically for the Marquee so hopefully it isn't a one size fits all and will be snug on the phone. Only nine bucks for the kit. Newegg.com - Black Rubber Case+Retract Car Charger+USB+Film compatible with LG Marquee Optimus Black P970 Both are free shipping and no tax, if the SD seems too small I will give it to my gf for her camera. I have friends with rubber cases and I like those more, they seem like they offer better protection. What would yall say is best for protection, rubbers or hard cases? I plan on using JuiceDefender. Are there any other good apps out there, must have so to speak? Thanks in advance, forum is easy to navigate and the users seem pretty alright thanks blooddawn, not just making a ROM but making an understandable description of what it does thanks wetbiker, you seem to be answering most of the questions I search for Have a good one. For other new users trying to search for things, try making a new thread. It will search for whatever your title is once you click the message box. An interesting way to get around the "calls" and "wifi" too common or short filter.