Well, a RadioShack in my neighborhood is having a sale. If my parents add a line, then the phone is only $50. But it is a touch phone so I'm unsure of using it to text-message people. I did already try the Slate at our AT&T store and it felt very comfortable in my hands. And texting was so easy and the QWERTY keyboard was very nice. I am going to use the phone for not only texting, but also pictures, videos, music, and maybe even some internet. I would like to know your opinions on both phones. Any help is appreciated.