Ok. My Allhell contract isn't up until later next year. So, I have started to look into other smart phones and I think the Blackberry Pearl 8130 might be the phone for me. I'm actually pleased with Alltel's service in new mexico, I rarely find a dead spot or get dropped. It works especially well in the Sandias, which is important for Mountain rescue.
So an iPhone will have to wait--seriously can't drop the $600.00 + it'll cost me to switch providers and buy the phone. Hopefully the product progresses and in two years it'll be even better. Until then, I'll have to see how the other half lives without a touch screen, but I am excited about the Pearl's gps capabilities and the opera mini browser looks interesting.