I have resisted getting a Smart Phone because I saw little / no need for it. I sit in front of a computer all day with a landline at hand. I did get a flip phone from Fry's / Kroger because it only cost $20 and $5 / month. I figured it was good to have in case I broke down on the road or needed to call home from the grocery store. Only used it a few times. Then, my wife called my phone and got someone else!!! Discovered this morning that in January I-Wireless took it upon themselves to close my account because it wasn't used enough!! The account was fully paid but they gave my number away. It was a crappy phone anyway. I checked and they did stop charging my account the $5/ mo though. So, I'm thinking of joining the 21st Century and breaking down and paying those pirates $50 / month. Those phone do play some nice tricks such as bank deposits and paying the check with your phone. I can do the bank deposits with my old Xoom tablet but I have no idea how much longer they will keep updating the OS and apps for that ancient piece of equipment. I lean towards Windows phones simply for compatability, although I don't know if that is really much of an issue or not. I < WILL NOT > buy an Apple phone. Period. So, presuming I stay with Windows phones which one do you folks think is best and why I know I'm inviting a storm of responses but that's just fine. My wife just signed for 2 years with Verizon ... she doesn't have a Smart Phone either. I figured I would go with Verizon. Can probably get them to fold her account into a Family account of some type. Verizon seems to offer 3 Windows Smart Phones: Lumia 735 LG Lancet HTC ONE (M8) Which one of those do you think is best? Price is an object but not the only or necessarily most important one. If you have a Windows phone do you see any benefit to it over an Android? If so, what? Thanks for your responses.