Hi; I'm a newbie so please give me some slack.:O I am in need of a cell phone to use in emergencies and quick calls. After doing reserch on the web I have narrowed it down to Page Plus Cellular that uses the Verizon network and T-Mobile to go. These two are the cheaper plans. I am in Des Moines, Iowa and would mainly use it there and surrounding suburbs (West Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, Ankeny, Grimes, etc and maybe Ames or along I35 and I80.) If I don't want to use a reconditioned phone from Page plus I need to pick up a verizon phone somewhere and give it's number to Page plus. Does anyone know where I can pick up a decent cheaper verizon phone without a contract? If I go with T-Mobile I would have to go with a Motorola V195; Samsung T2195; Samsung T219PPD. I am looking for a cheaper decent flip phone and these seem to be my only options. Anyone have opinions on these phones? My last question is about coverage for this area? Which is better, or has better reception? okay I will shut up now Thanks!