Well it seems like Verizon has the best service in my area - and I think I'm going to stick with them since everyone I know has Verizon - in calling helps soften the bill.
My company does have data plan discounts - I'm looking into all that. Unfortunately, I don't think they're going to pay for it since I'm still an associate engineer. I just think having my email at my finger tips will help me get a jump start on my day
I really appreciate everyone's help! Now I just need to figure out if I wait out for the Verizon GSM / CDMA hybrid Blackberry that they're expecting to be released in Q2 this year. Hopefully it'll be like the 8800 - if not I guess I'll have to settle with the 8703. Anything I should keep in mind when buying my BlackBerry? Thanks!