I have been debating back and forth over what cell phone service to get for my wife and I (mine will be for lawn business purposes also). I really want Nextel, I have heard great things about them, but they seem to be quite higher in price than their competitors. What are you getting for the extra $$? Is the chirp (Direct Connect) worth having? What is the biggest advantage to it, and how is it better than a mobile-to-mobile service? Note: Don't suggest Verizon or Alltel. Bad experiences.