Thanks for all of your help Charlyee. I finally got the BJ a couple of weeks ago. I ordered it online through Cingular's Premier Website (corporate discount + $25 discount for purchasing on the web). I got the phone in 1 day (free shipping and no tax). I wound up getting the data plan as well to get the lower cost (only $100 savings on the phone vs no data plan). It was great that I did not have to deal with a rebate. When you buy a phone with a rebate, you get taxed on the full amount and then you get the rebate back, but not the tax you paid for that rebate quantity. Wasn't a lot of trouble setting up the phone. I did realize a bit later that not all of my contacts were synced when I tried to make a call a few days later. I found the problem related to the notes sync application (after reading about it on other forums). When I finally uninstalled the notes sync app, everything worked fine. Another irritant in the new active synch is that I cannot specify what categories of contact I wanted to synch. I had to synch everything, which takes up a lot of memory on the phone since I have a ton of contacts ( some I don't need to call but just want to keep in my contact list). When I called in to set up my phone, I also asked for the unlock code. I was not given any third degree. As soon as I mentioned that I travel internationally, no further explanation was necessary. I received it 5 business days later. The instructions that came with it were not correct. You should just pay attention to the screen prompts. I also recently bought a slingbox for my home. I installed the sling mobile software on the phone. It works pretty good. So I guess the unlimited data plan is going to come in handy. My biggest complaint is that the data plan does not include text messages. For a phone with a keyboard, you would assume that text messaging would be part of the "package" that they are trying to sell you. :loony: I had to add on text messaging for another $4.99 for 400 messages a month. So far I would give this phone an 8 out of 10. Here are my issues with the actual phone: It is very hard to remove the battery cover. I feel like I might break the phone with the amount of pressure that is needed to remove it. The unlocking of the keypad is a three step process (press power button, left soft key, and then the * key). I guess I miss my clamshell phone which did not need to be locked. The jack used for the USB/power cables is only one the side of the phone with a small flimsy cover (wish there was a dock). No good cases are available yet that allows me to see the caller id. I bought two different leather cases from Cingular. I even went to the mall to check out those small kiosks that usually sell the third party cases to no avail. They say that it is still too new. I don't think this phone is being used in Asia yet. Otherwise, there would be tons of cases for it already. Be very careful not to accidentally buy a case for the Motorola Q (similar size, but not exact). Remember to buy a case that will fit the phone if you use the extended battery. The good things I love about the phone: It it is so light. My friends that use treos are so amazed at how much lighter the BJ is. I clip it onto my lanyard when at the office since I do not like to clip it onto my belt. The landscape screen makes viewing tv easier (although most software cater the the portrait screen). You also get an extended capacity battery. Phone clarity is excellent. My company just moved our office to the top of a secluded hill with no cell towers nearby. Everybody complains about not having cell reception at the new office. I get full bars now. The phone's volume is excellent. My previous Motorola MPX 220 was horrible.