My amp'd adventure
The phone it self is great! Nice features, good channels (overload package) and the price is about $10 a month less than with my nextel phone and get 200 more minutes a month a verizon quality coverage (which is excellent around here). I have even watched a few clips from commedy centeral and it worked fine. The speaker for the phone is a bit "tinney" but it's phone and it's not so bad with the ear piece. The menus and navigation are simple and are fast, way fas...
I have also been playing with the phone some more and I must say, that EVDO is very nice it still buffers once in a while but it is not too obnoxiously long. I supose it deponds in your signal and how many others are using their phone's etc. I also got the bluetooth headset (H700) which so far has works suprisingly well.
If anyone is considering switching I'd say if have good coverage in your area you will be happy. Just be weary of the number porting - I don't know if it was just bad luck on my part or what but...
...And for those in the S.F. Bay Area (East Bay specifically) the coverage is EVDO all over and into S.F. and up to Redding/Red Bluff, CA (I-5) in my travel's thus far. Haven't been back east or down south as of yet but I know VZdub (from prior experence) has good coverage just about anywhere - so have fun.
And thank you, but I don't believe we are the evil empire...
P.S. Dear Sprint and all Sprint fan boys & girls, you are not "God's Gift to Wireless", get over yourselves