We currently are under contract with Alltel - no major issues except terrible reception in our home. Apparently we are in a "dead area". My husband, son, and I have phones which we use mainly to contact each other and use for long distant. My son uses text messaging quite frequently. My husband's employer offers a discount through Verizon so we were thinking about changing carriers. My son and I fell in love with the "Chocolate" phone. Today we visited Alltel again and looked at the Family Circle plan which now makes Verizon's discount a "wash". Phones there that we liked were a Z26 (?) and an LG phone that looks similar to a Razor. Any suggestions on which company is the easiest to work with, provides the best coverage in Nebraska, etc.... Thanks for any advice you can give.