I sort of got an answer. I called Sprint and they said that the 8703e doesn't "utilize" TCP/IP. Be warned when thinking of purchasing an 8700 from them. I would recomond going with T-mobile who does allow it (not sure about cingular) I am going to assume that Verizon also doesn't allow it. Unless of course, you are on a BES without a policy blocking MDS. So, no google maps for my users.