OK. My cell phone is dead. Won't charge 90% of the time, and when it does charge it doesn't get a decent signal. Here's the real problem--I'm just under a year into my 2 year contract. Still have about 13 months left to go, I believe. This means that I'm not eligible for an upgrade, and if I buy a new phone I have to pay list price. So, I'm weighing my options. I've had Cingular for about 3 1/2 years now and have hated it the whole time, just never changed. Service doesn't seem to be very reliable, and the billing department has got to be filled with the biggest bunch of mentally challenged people in the United States. At this point, I can either 1. ) buy a cheap, POS new phone for list price and pay an absolutely ridiculous amount of money, or 2.) pay the fee to cancel my service with Cingular, move my service elsewhere, and pay a very cheap price for a new phone and start fresh with a different provider. Now, I know that I can get a cheap phone for less than what it'll cost me to cancel my service (which I believe is a $175 early termination fee) and get a new phone with the rebate. Funny thing is, however, that it's not a drastic difference--by my figures, I can cancel my service and get an awesome phone for barely more (about $50) than what it would cost me to get a really crappy phone at list price. I guess this super long post was just to get ya'lls opinions on what I should do. For those in central Texas, what service provider do you use, and do you like it?? The options in Waco that I will consider (i.e. no Sprint) are T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Nextel.