So, I have an lg neon and it takes sometimes 3 or 4 minutes to receive picture messages. I'm considering the Huawei Ideos and was wondering seeing as it doesn't have 3g bands for my carrier either, if I was going to run into the same problem. (super slow receiving of picture messaging) and if maybe I should just go for the nokia e71 unlocked instead. heck I'm even considering nokia x6 if I can find someone who can vouch for it. If I didn't also want a mechanical keyboard for my comp in the future, I'd hit up the motorola milestone with my carriers bands.. I don't know.. none of the decent phones on my carrier can be gotten without a data plan.. I can get unlocked smartphones without a data plan.. but, I want to make sure in getting something, I'm not going to be stuck with some of the same problems.