Since I've discovered xda and especially this forum I've learned so much about android, rooting and custom roms but alas it's time to let go.
I had my eyes set on something like new Huawei or Acer 4 inch Android phone but my wife also wanted a smartphone (she didn't have one) and we decided to buy two cheap smartphones. We got 2 Samsung Galaxy Pocket at a really, really good price.
So once again, thank you for the experience.
PS the voicemail message notification still pops up even on my new phone ... still need help with that - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2#post49547002