Well, for starters US Cellular does rather extensive testing on most new CDMA phones that are introduced to the public shortly after they receive FCC approval. Sad thing is, most phones do not meet/exceed their requirements. Either the phone has stability issues, battery issues, and most often connectivity issues with BREW (easyedge). This keeps a lot of "cool" phones out of the USCC line-up. However, there IS good news. Since technically any CDMA phone can be activated on their network, you could buy this phone at full retail price somewhere, and as long as it is unlocked then it can be programmed and activated. However, it may not intereact with the BREW (easyedge) applications properly.