These are the carriers that support the Nokia 6255i from the Nokia website: Service providers: ALLTEL, Alaska Digitel, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular South, Illinois Valley Cellular, MetroPCS, Midwest Wireless, Pioneer/Enid Cellular, Surewest Wireless, Western Wireless, i wireless, nTelos.
Unfortunately at this time, this phone doesn't look like it's supported by US Cellular, Sprint PCS, or Verizon Wireless, since this phone is a CDMA digital phone, and is tri-mode. I like the features of this phone that I would consider it too, if available, but Verizon Wireless might disable a lot of the bluetooth features like they did with the Motorola V710. I highly doubt this phone will be available through Verizon Wireless because Nokia won't give into a lot of Verizon's strict criteria. That's why you see more Nokia phones made for GSM carriers. They're not as picky as the CDMA carriers, especially Verizon Wireless & Sprint PCS.
I've never had a cell phone but decided it was time. I've done a lot of research on the various phones and finally decided the one I want is the new Nokia 6255i. Now after scouring the various cellular provider sites, I can find no indication that anyone here carries/supports this phone. Is there a way that this phone can be purchased and used with a Chicago based provider?