The unit with the minimum of what I'd like costs $799, the unit I want is around $1049. I am wondering about claiming it as a business expense, since I partially want the extra functionality for the business. Of course then I have to be bringing in enough cash to be taxed and get something back. Between renting the house in Oakleigh and the extra bought in by eBay, this may be do-able.
Also looked at phones. Looks like I can buy the phone I already have for around $200. That would save me having to relearn functions. I'm not happy with some aspects of my current phone, (mainly the deletion of SMS messages being a bit fiddly, so my box fills up) but overall it's ok.
Cheapest I could find with the minimum functionality I now like was $169.
I have to admit, I'm adapting to my phone being unreadable. I can send SMSs, though the occasional word may be odd since I picked wrong with the predictive spelling, and still talk to people. So who knows, so long as people remember to only send very short messages, I may put up with it for a while longer.