You've been through this, I'm sure. I'm going to be changing my cell service provider, but all the other companies want me to buy a new phone. Even when they're offering the phone free or cheap, the question comes to mind: WHY do I have to get a new phone? Is there really something proprietary about them? I wouldn't think so, because I've seen the same Siemens phone, for example, sold by AT&T and other providers. Fact is, I like the design of the one-year-old phone I have now much better than some of the styles I'm seeing. Quite simply, they suck. The keypad layouts are often unnecessary "cutesy" and hard to use. I've asked one or two sales reps about the phone issue, but I only get vague answers about, "You have to buy one of ours, otherwise it won't work with our system." And secondly, does anybody have any experience with Alltel? That's the company I'm leaning towards right now. Anything to say about them, good or bad?