Well, the phone was suggested to me by a friend who told me that it was superior to many others being offered. We are longstanding customers of Verizon, travel extensively in our motorhomes, and we get into a lot of rather rural locations. So the phone had to be in the Verizon network. The phone is rather daunting and it will be some time before I feel that I'm a "good user". :motdroidvert: Looking forward to some help from those that have gone on before me! "BoonieRider" Previous phones: XV 6700, XV6800 & now the Droid.