I recently went out on a limb and purchased a phone from the T-mobile store because I thought that it would fit my needs on the trail. I am with AT&T so I had to do a few things, jump through a couple hoops, but after 60 days of ownership, $10 balance on the prepaid, and telling them I am leaving the country... they unlocked my phone for me by giving me the code. The unlocked 3G sim code allows me to work with AT&T now and the phone is working well. Let me show you a quick overview of it and why I chose it. If you have any questions, please just let us know. This phone will act as a few things. First it will be our camera. At 5 megapixels it takes pretty decent photos. It also does video pretty well... and I think that is going to be my choice for recording instead of journaling.