Here is a few things I have learned since the last post.
1/ To conserve data (since my prepaid card only had 100mb) is to goto play store>> settings> turn on "update over wifi only"
This will prevent you from going to sleep and find out the next morning that half your data lan has been used up updating apps
2/go to menu>>settings>more>mobile networks>> turn on data roaming.
A few irritating features
Each time you boot the phone, it will ask you to input the SIM card passcode
Then when you swipe the phone open it will put up a statement that "a non network sim card has been found" You will need to hit OK
Then it will search for a CDMA carrier which after 15 seconds it will tell you that no carrier was found, switch to global mode. Hit OK then the phone will then find carriers