My Alltel bill says that in March of 2008 my phone will no longer work on their network. I have a Nokia 5165 analog/digital phone which is capable of operating in digital mode only. I live in Northern Michigan ( Beaver Island & T.C). As far as I know this a result of analog-to-digital transition plans. If my phone is digital why am I being told I must upgrade? I am reluctant to switch phones unless I'm forced to do so. These old Nokias have excellent signal reception in rural areas. If I must switch what Alltel compatible phone has the best signal reception for the money? I have reposted this mesage from the Alltel forum here in hopes of getting some "local" input...Sorry if you had to read this twice.