Thanks, silver. I don't travel abroad more than once or twice a year... it'd just be really nice to have a phone that works when I do. Making a call back to the US from a pay phone using a credit card is not the easiest thing to do, nor is it cheap. Next obstacle for me personally.... divorcing myself from a slide-out qwerty keyboard. People have been raving about the Droid 3's kb, so that's not helping! Thanks again. I think I'll shoot VZW an email about their apparent gaffe on the website.