I can't believe how ignorant even supposed industry analysts are regarding the wireless industry. It was brought to my attention that Tom Vacar, a northern California television Consumer commentator (http://www.ktvu.com) highlighted comments made by a Mr. James Guest of Consumer Reports. Part of Mr. Guest's comment was: "When you switch to a different provider, they've got the technology to enable you to keep your old phone number and keep your old phone, but they haven't implemented it because they want to make it real tough for you to switch." This is so wrong that I can't help but wonder if his resource was the National Inquirer. Carriers do not have the technology to keep your old phone number. Phone number portability is slated and being worked on as mandated by federal agencies, but it is not yet! Nor can carriers necessarily allow you to keep your own phone if broadcast technology is not the same as the phone you have (TDMA, CDMA, GSM, iDEN). It is no wonder that consumers show up on Wireless Advisor being totally confused! With supposedly credible, professional and respected individuals and firms like Consumer Report giving wrong info, how can we not expect the typical consumer expecting what is not possible. See full article at: http://www.bayinsider.com/partners/ktvu/consumer/cell_phone_01_2002.html Am I hot? You bet. Many of the regulars have worked hard to educate the public and then something like this gets dumped on the public.