I know several people with this phone and reception seems to be very poor. In addition the outgoing sound quality is horrible. Supposedly this area is 1900 Mhz, so there shouldn't be a problem but the phone does not perform well at all. If you travel frequently, forget this phone. It looks great, has a stylish interface, a good camera, and it fits great in the pocket, but what good is it when it can't work well as a phone? If you want a thin candy bar phone, I'd recommend a quad band phone or at least one with 850 Mhz support.