OK, cell contract is up in August, and I'm looking at my options. Here's the breakdown: Already have a 16gb touch - love it. Can get a Palm Centro from Sprint for ~$50 after rebates/line credits. Can get 500 anytime minutes, unlimited nights/text/data/m2m/etc for $30/month (Sprint SERO plan). Alternatively, could add an iPhone to my Mothers existing ATT family plan (she currently has an iPhone). Would cost about the same, $30 per month for the line and iPhone data plan. Probably get about 250-300 minutes of her shared pool (typically enough for me). Would sell/trade the iPod for iPhone, and likely get a "free" phone for add the line, which I would sell to fund getting a 16gb iPhone (instead of an 8gb) or maybe an 8gb iPhone + 2gb shuffle + some accessories. The pros/cons for/against an iPhone as I can see them (+ = pros for iPhone/cons for Centro+touch, - = cons for iPhone/pros for Centro+touch): + iPhone is really nice. I love the touch, adding the camera, data anywhere would be great. - Would hate to have my phone battery drained by multimedia usage. - Hate to have my iPod drained by long phone usage. - Centro IS a nice handheld, and PalmOS integrates well enough with OSX and Windows to be pretty supportable on multiple email services (for work and home, etc). Not an iPhone, but a good little smart phone. Would still have touch for high speed wifi access and multimedia. + One device to carry would be pretty convienient (single charger, etc). - I actually DON'T like the iPhone as a phone - I find it, and almost all other "smart phones" to be a little wide for comfortable use. - I HATE AT&T. (I actually have had really good service from Sprint, despite their negative image right now. Conversely, I have had terrible horrible service from ATT, both the wireless and land line divisions) - This is silly, but, iPhone users sometimes come off as a little pretentious. (Sorry iPhone owners! It's not all of you, just some people ruining it for the rest!) - Mooching off my Mom's family plan is a little lame for someone in their late-20's, but we did just have her first grandkid, so money is a little tighter than it would be otherwise. + New iPhone (by the time my plan expires Aug 1st) could be even cheaper and have more features than the current model. So, it's 3-7 in favor of the Centro/touch combo, but the question is whether the 3 for the iPhone are good enough to outweigh the 7 against... Any opinions?