Verizon contract done. switch, re-up, or buy a used phone & wait? Hey all, I've finally satisfied my contract with Verizon, and am free to switch if I want to, so I'm seeking advice about what to do at this point. Here are the complications: 1) I have lousy credit-- Verizon required a $400 deposit when I started, which they are now sending back to me. If I stay with them, I'm not facing another deposit from the new company. Do all the wireless carriers take big deposits? 2) I have lots of folks I like to talk to back east, which means that, with Verizon, I have to wait to call them after 9pm my time, which is MIDNIGHT on the east coast. So I don't get to talk to my friends (including my girlfriend) til the weekend usually. 3) I'm not rich. My $49 Verizon account ends up being about $62-65 per month when all the taxes and stuff are added on, for 500 minutes. That seems like a lot to me. I sometimes go over this and end up paying more. This might be complicated by #4, below. 4) My current phone is shot. It's a LG 510 something or other, and it's been dropped too many times, and it's missing it's antenna, it hardly functions anymore. Calls are constantly dropped, and I end up having to call back over and over to finish one call. A new phone is needed asap. 5) I'm based in SF, but I travel often within the US, so a good network is important. Here are my choices, as I see them: A) Stay with Verizon, get a new contract and get a new phone (and if so, which phone?) B) Stay with Verizon, and buy a new or used phone without extending my contract (if so, where to buy a phone, and how to activate it?) C) Switch to Sprint, and take advantage of the fact that their nights start at 7pm instead of 9pm (and which phone if I do that?) Have I missed something? I'm all ears for advice. Cheers!