Rhynri writes: "I used to be with Midwest Wireless, who was then bought out by Alltel — who are now in the process of a buy-out. When the first transfer happened, they dropped support for Nokia phones (forcing me to get a LG vx8600), and my Clearwave 'net that used to work great is now just barely serviceable. I use BitPim to back my phone up. A little while back, I noticed I couldn't get the bluetooth to interface with my car stereo. Now I can't get it to back up either. My sister, who is more of a phone person, says that they blocked support of that feature. They do, of course, have their own backup solution, which is for-pay, and costs minutes to download. Who of you out there have experienced this kind of treatment from your phone company? Is it even legal for a phone company to deny you full access to hardware features you paid for?"