Did you know that Qwest is going out of the wireless phone business? I did, because my only phone is with them. The good news is that they made a deal with Verizon for their customers to swap over without the usual disconnect/reconnect charges. I went down to Best Buy, an authorized Verizon/Qwest switcheroo place. The people were really, really nice, they didn't even give me the evil eye when I told them that I wanted a phone that rings, period. That's actually what I said when they asked what features I was looking for in a phone; "It needs to ring." They even understood that the comment meant that I didn't want cameras, texting, web access, spy satellite uplinks or access to the ICBM's. (Well, that last one would be cool). They didn't even flinch when I told them I wanted the Verizon insurance rather than the Best Buy insurance because I was more likely to lose the thing than destroy it. Anyway, $77.93 later I'm walking out of there with a brand new phone, power cord for the car and clip on holder. And it's already hooked up. Uh, well, sort of. Seems there's a little glitch with porting over land-line phone numbers, even if they've been attached to a cell phone for several years. Seems that it may take up to 7 days before it's fully ported over. But not to worry, I can use my new phone already. As a matter of fact, I need to, because the old phone won't make outgoing calls anymore. But it will take incoming calls until the number is ported over, which is good since the new phone won't be taking any incoming phones yet. So, if in the next week, I call you up and tell you that I never got your call, I'm actually not just trying to avoid you - it just means I left the receiving phone at home and only brought the calling phone.