I’ve given into the ball and chain and agreed to get a Blackberry from work. The big plusses are that I won’t have to pay for my sms messages anymore (a really big deal since my personal cingular account doesn’t have free receive like my old at&t account did. They gave me an 8800 which is quite sweet – the full keyboard is very usable. I also added some remote terminal software so I can do about 80% of my work without taking my laptop, and got IM+, a third party Skype hookup, working. It’s really nice.
I will have to figure out what to do with my personal phone. I do want to keep my old number, but I’ll have to figure out what new plan to get as my contract is up.