I’ve been spending a decent amount of time trying to figure out which phone carrier would rip me off the least and reading up on the many smart phones available on the market right now and others soon to be released. What it really boils down to is how much money I want to spend. At the moment I have many medical bills showing up in my mail box from the past three months and I really don’t have the extra money to drop on a phone nor to start paying for a monthly data plan. I don’t know how much I’d actually use data anyway. Most of my time is spent at home or work where I readily have access to wifi networks. I also have an iPad3 with which I can do mobile things. I’m actually quite satisfied with my current phone with the exception of the battery. A quick search revealed I can purchase a new battery for about $5 so that’s what I did yesterday. I got a new battery and a new hard case, mine is cracked in a few places, for $10 with shipping. This should extend my phone’s life for a bit and save me the money I was trying to find for a new phone and data plan.