If I was in the market for a new phone (and phone company) what are the realistic options open to me? I have some minimum requirements for a new phone. I really like my PDA phone (but it's a PITA and not all that reliable). I want to use WM5 as I am familiar with it and like its operation. My RW6828 is a nice size, just a little bigger than a phone and smaller than a conventional PDA. Phone service, I think* I want 3G and have the option for reasonable speed. I have a good home broadband connection which I am happy with, but it'd be nice to have the option to access the internet via a lappy or the PDA whilst out and about. Usage would be low. Coverage. I am with Optus currently. There coverage outside of Metro and large towns is not all that great. I spend most of my time within Metro and large towns, but I'd like to know that I can access services (if not 3G) for basic phone if required. I am happy to sign a contract for a new phone or, if it's reasonably priced, buy outright. I have no particular interest in the provider of the service, would prefer not to have Telstra (but accept I might have to). I am currently on a $49 cap which with Optus is $300 of value. I have never exceeded this cap. I find the telephone companies websites hideous to use. 3 seem to be the clearest to understand but their coverage seems the weakest. Optus have been good, but their website is a mass of confusion, the plans reasonably hard to understand. Vodafone also confuse me and Virgin are just way too funky for me! Anyone here truly understand the current offerings and can help? * Do I really want 3G? Or 3.5G. Or whatever.