We have been wondering about switching to Sprint and have been asking around about the service in our area. Well today I stopped in a Radio Shack that sells both and asked them how they thought both were in the area. The guy said don't listen to any corporate Nextel or Sprint person, only listen to the Reps that visit the stores, and they are telling the stores that Nextel will be completely gone very soon. He said in some cities it has tranferred towers, and had people get the hybrid phones. Does anyone know if there really is any truth to this? Nextel says they will be around for a long time. The Radio Shack guy also told me Verizon and Alltel are going to merge. It is hard to know who to believe!