Well, everyone has their personal preference but I think the phone is worth it even without MobileTV. It is a damn slick phone and it's a pretty decent price too. Another phone you may want to consider though is the LG-VX8700. That phone is disgustingly nice and just the absolute full package...including a 2.0 Megapixel camera. But no MobileTV on the 8700. The 8700 may be a little more user friendly with large keys on the dialing pad and the way the number font comes up so large on the screen. And skinny. Very slick phone. So if you don't have MobileTV coverage or don't care about MobileTV, the 8700 may be a good alternative for you.