I too am in the market to upgrade, an old Verizon Moto E-815. I use this [phone] to do what these devices were intially intended for and that's to make phone calls while I'm mobile. It does this flawlessly every time.
I don't want or need to take pics, listen to music, get directions, text (it's quicker to talk), or watch tv (anything less than a 52" screen now is absurd).
I want a phone that's a Mobile Comunication Device, that provides clear communication like my land based phone line.
Since I use my phone only as a phone, and use it a lot for both work and personal use, my contact lists are extensive. And since I don't like or have time to scroll through a single list of a thousand contacts, I like to group my contacts into 4 different catagories (for right now). They are - Family, Friends, General Business' and Work.
Each of these groups contain more than 9 contacts each, so I will not accept any phone that doesn't allow me to have more than 9 contacts in a group.
I like Verizon, it works for me everywhere I am. I like the new phones out there today but refuse to spend the money they are asking for services or features I wont use regularly.
What are my choices? A PDA based phone? Push-to-Talk?
Your personal experiences with your phones will be gratly appreciated.