I've been on shared family plans with my parents and brothers for the last 6-7 years, always on Verizon. When my birthday comes around next month, I have to take over my own phone plan.

I'm looking for something inexpensive, but with good call sound quality and reception.

I require a physical keypad, preferably a QWERTY layout in conjunction with a touchscreen (I've had an LG Voyager for the last couple years).

I don't think I need a smartphone, and am unsure about being able to afford it...but I have considered checking out some of the Android-based phones.