Okay, so about a month ago, DH and I had the need to get rid of our old flip-top phones (which I still miss just a little bit.) I didn't want to have any contracts or obligations, and I didn't want to pay $650 for an I-phone. I looked into a few prepaid options and this is the one I chose in the end. Since we have never owned a smartphone before, this one suited our needs as a first smartphone. http://www.shopstraighttalk.com/bpd...ction=view&productVariantExtensionId=22509064 You can buy it from Straight Talk or directly at the Wal-Mart store. We purchased ours at the Wal-Mart along with the $45, 30-day card. For $45 you get unlimited talk, text (I text a lot), and web. There is also a $9 insurance option from Wal-Mart. For the two phones we paid: $99 per phone $45 card for 30 day unlimited pre-paid plan $9 insurance per phone through Wal-Mart where we purchased (2) phone cases (can't remember exact cost, think under 10 each). It was extremely easy to port our existing numbers to the new phones by calling the customer service line. I think in less than 2 hours the phones were activated and good to go. So far, we are both very happy. And I don't have to lug a laptop through airport security on our next trip. I hope this is of help to someone.