One thing that may help you both is that you can connect to Tmo's network with any Tmo wifi enabled handset through a wifi router that is connected to the internet. The benefit for people traveling internationally is that if you can find a wifi internet connection, you can connect to the tmobile network, and the tmobile billing system handles your call as if you were connecting thru the T-mobile network in the US. you can use all the services you would normally use, without being charged special international rates. T-mobile currently calls this feature T-Mobile @Home. I'm not sure if I'm able to post links, but I will try. if you have to google it to find out more, be aware that tmobile offers 2 services called tmobile @home, one is the service that we are discussing, the other is a device that connects a home phone to tmobiles wireless (gsm) network, its basically a cell phone with a phone jack (rj11) connector on the side.