One of the thorns in my flesh lately has been my cell phone. It had a bad battery and could only hold a charge for one phone call. One of the benefits of my recent employer was the use of a company cell phone in place of my crappy personal phone. Sadly I had to turn the work phone in this morning as I was being laid off. On the way home I stopped in the local Verizon store and used my free upgrade. I was able to pick up this LG-VX9900 for nothing. I must confess that getting a better phone did help alleviate the pain of the layoff. Now I can use my cell phone again, and I won't need to take a camera to Seattle!