I just checked into getting a 'smart' phone because I wanted to have only one device for my addressess and telephone. I use a palm pilot and it was going out.
Surprised to learn that you cannot buy one of these phones unless you 'get on board' with their data package. Which means going on line. Never go on line with my phone.
These data packages are an additional 25 bucks a month. I already pay over a 100 dollars.
Forget it, just not worth it to me.
All I want on my phone bill is phone service. No text, no pictures, no online access, no gps navigation, no video games, no tv, just a phone.