I am 14 years old and I will be 15 on the first day of school in september. I'm going into 9th Grade. For my birthday I think I should get a cell phone because I'm going into high school. I think it would be good to have because I'll be playing soccer in the fall, I'll be skiing every friday in the winter, and I'll be playing lacrosse in the spring (an also my sister got one when she was a freshmen). The thing is that the practice schedules change a lot and when you go to away games you never really know when your going to get back, and I don't have a car of course. A lot of people in my grade have cell phones too, but they never use them because they don't do anything or go anywhere. There are actually only 3 boys in my grade that I can think of that have cell phones and play sports, but 2 of them never have their's with them. So thats my justification for a cell phone (oh yes and in middle school I made High Honors all 4 quarters in all three years- all As). Anyways which phone should I get. There are a lot of appealing ones out there. Service wise verizon or cingular is probably what I would chose since t-mobile and sprint don't have very good reception where I live. But I don't like verizon because there phones are so old. I like the Razr but it got mixed reviews. I also like the sony S710 but will its screen get all scratched up? Does anyone have any suggestions? Price wise I've noticed you can get phones for pretty cheap, so at the most $100-$150. I would like something that is nice, but I'm not really concerned about how good the camera is, etc because if I want to take a pic I'll use my real camera.