hello,. i am very anxious to finally get my FIRST wireless phone. After reading several of these forums, I am predetermined that I want the Motorola v60 instead of the v120. I've also narrowed from Att, Cingular, Voicestream, Nextel, SPrint, Verizon to just Cingular and Verizon. However, I find some dilemnas regarding pricings for the phones and the plans. Namely, here are my concerns that i'd appreciate some feeedbak: (from central NJ area) 1-- Is it wise to consider Verizon/ (vz) over Cingular just because... the price of v60 with Vz? 2-- Why are there two v60 phones available for verizon????? Does it matter which phone to get??? I've noticed that VzWireless stores now carry mainly v60i; which from the cellphone forum claims to have more battery life, better antenna base, 3 games instead of 1, a calculator, and somewhat updated software. The big problem, is the cost.... $249 for v60i, then minus $50 rebate (expires 8/31/02). On the other hand, I've seen at retailer stores (that provide Vz Wireless) carry primarily the v60c. This phone, at one retailer, is for $199 minus $50 rebate; but requires 2yr agreement. Y? 3-- Can anyone provide the advantage/disadvant. of buying phone&plan via Vz Wireless Store compared to buying at a big retailer or local retailer? 4-- Is v60c really being discontinued now? 5-- Is it wise to sign up for 2 years? Is it wise to do this to save the Verizon $30 activation fee or Cingular $36fee??? Is it wise to pay $200 or $150 for v60i or v60c respectively, and to find out that in one year or even two years, the technology is outdated??? In other words, 2 years ago.... i believe analog was the big thing for cellular phones. Now, it's digital signals, and using either CDMA (Vz), TDMA (Cingulr), or GSM (att, cingu.) 6-- Has anyone received problems of roaming with Verizon in central PA (Willow Grove area), or the real-upstate NY (near Oswego, Watertown), or in northern CT (manchester area) or major cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Albany, Boston, NYC, LongISland? How about for Cingular? [[using the America Choice plan Vz; and Cingular National]] 3-For NJ folks, have anyone experienced roaming in places like Atlantic City, seaside hts, or elsewhere with either Cingular or Verizon? so far, i heard from one guy that he has the New England plan with verizon (from like 8months ago) and claimed he was roaming in Atlantic City and paid the 69c/min. All your help and responses are greatly appreciated. thank you.