the battery on my SmartPhone has started to fail, plus my contract has expired, and the phone is no longer sexy. actually looked for a WinMo device ... nothing jumped out. then i looked overseas for an unlocked WinMo device ... still nothing. its not the devices themselves, it the OS. what was WinMo done lately? there's been too many releases of stuff getting changed 'under the hood', with only minor changes for the end user.
i'll be leaving Verizon for AT&T. the AT&T plan will actually be cheaper, and i'm going to love rollover minutes. Verizon is expensive, but their reliability had been worth it, except for the times i went over my minutes and they would rape me with overage charges. it is annoying that AT&T doesnt include text messages with the data plan and you cant tether to a PC to provide internet access.
it also sucks that AT&T only offers 2 year plans at the moment. but when the time comes, the iPhone will get 'stolen' and i'll pay the Early Termination Fee (ETF) which seems to be pro-rated. the real shock was when they ran a credit check before i ordered the phone ... WTF was that about? it's a phone. now i get to wait 10 to 20 days for it to show up.