yep my first cellphone with a real carrier was with voicestream too. and then they went over to tmobile, and I was on the phone with customer service more then I used the phone for anything else. and then this great low cost, no contract company came out called Metro pcs. Before metro and voicestream I use to get those crappy grey brick flip phones that you had to call on the cell phone and put in a card number to get time. god i hated that.