Well here's my very sad predicament. I have been living in France for 15 months and have had an iPhone for about 9 months now...what can I say it's the most amazing phone out there. We all know that. Unfortunately for me, I return to the US at the end of the month and back home I am under a family plan with Verizon which I don't pay for. I will be returning to the NYC metro area where ATT is the worst and I loathe to switch to ATT--not only because of it's shoddy service coverage but also because the iPhone plans in the US are insanely expensive compared to the iPhone plans in France. With Orange, I am currently in a plan that costs me 42 a month, which includes about 300 minutes, unlimited texting, and of course the unlimited data. Oh and the phone itself (an 8GB 3G) cost me at the time 99, I know the phone was selling for $199 in the US. So....going from this very affordable plan to my cheapest option being $70 a month (minus any texting plan!!!) is simply too much, especially considering right now under Verizon it's costing me nothing. So....the iPhone is just out of reach for me in the US. But because I love this phone so much I haven't paid any attention to what else is out there, especially on US carries since I have been away. So my question is, if you were in my place and had to go from an iPhone to something else (on Verizon) what would be the best smartphone right now in their catalog not called iPhone? Is something coming out soon that is worth waiting for aswell? Thanks for your suggestions...it's going to be super hard to stop using my iphone.