I always get our smart phones for free or $100. But it comes with the 2 year contract. We have Iphones, had Android before them and Windows and Blackberry before that. Tried going back to Android by way of the Samsung Galaxy 6S when it came out but had nothing but problems... went back to Iphone. About ready for another upgrade, Had this Iphone for over 2 years. Cost me around $4/mo to own it if you consider the $100 price and the time I've had it.I guess one's choice of phone is based on what one is used to, what one needs it for and what one wants to pay. Maddog, I'd be more than happy to convert to a smart phone if a good one could be had at the price point I'm paying for the flip. I prolly wouldn't use one to the extent you do though as I'm still hung up there somewhere in the last century. That's the same reason I wouldn't buy one of those BMW bikes with all that electronic froo-froo on it. I'm also put off by all the electronic nanny stuff they're putting into our cars now too. I was born well before all that came about and adapted to very little of it, cuz I'm a simple guy who still uses a paper map.