Thanks largely to advice I got on this site last year, I have been using Verizon very happily. I got it mostly for travel, but have of course started using it more on nights and weekends at home in Manhattan. This year, I will be doing my usual travel (1 or 2 trips a month within US), but will also take 3-4 trips abroad (2-4 weeks each). The rep in the cell phone store has been really pushing T-Mobile and I have to say that the extra minutes are enticing. Also he claims that this phone will work in just about every major city overseas (with roaming charges of course) whereas Verizon will not and insists that its a better plan, better customer service etc. Frankly, I'd like to have a cell phone overseas so that I can be contacted easily in case of emergency (the fewer numbers I give my folks, the better) , but don't necessarily want to pay for friends to call me just to chat. The consensus seems to be that Verizon gets the best reception in NYC, but should I switch to T-Mobile given my upcoming overseas travel? Is this sales rep full of it?