Thanks to you both. My wife brough her sidekick to my office at lunch time today and as soon as she walked into my office, her connection went totally away. Not only no bars, but a big X. I have decided I will stick with Verizon and will probably swap devices with her when I go to Europe. I know it's a big risk as she might not want to give me my blackberry back when I return...but it's the best way. I am going to go with the 7250 from Verizon as they have a 100 off deal right now, so I can pick it up for 199.99. I am going to try and pick it up tonight. I am jazzed. Thanks much.