so... it seems we're due for an upgrade from our oldish Nokia Bricks (alltel) finally... And Alltel will be Verizon in a few weeks. So i've been thinking of the BB Pearl 8130 as an upgrade, which Alltel still offers. I don't use phones for much gimmicks, and never even had a phone with GPS, web browsing etc, so main thing is RECEPTION is good, esp. in our rather rural area ... With our Nokia bricks from alltel, the reception has been great. so, do any of you have a Blackberry Pearl 8130 ?? how's the reception? is this phone a durable, solid phone ?? any big + and - things you guys can think of? I'd like to hear from past and present owners of BB Pearl 8130. Thanks a lot I.A.