it seems this is good bye for my optimus M and Metro pcs for me. i thought it out for awhile, and i weighed out the good and bad with keeping this phone and staying on metro pcs. i just decided the hell with it, i was tired of the crappy not being able to receive and dl pictures via text. i hated how i could barely go on the internet via the phone on the optimus M. I guess really it wasnt the phone's fault but metro pcs service. I ended up taking the leap and purchasing a brand new galaxy S3 and joined T mobile. i got tired of having an out of date OS, i cant wait for ICS and ll the new features ill enjoy with this new bad boy !!! Guys on the optimus M sub forum, I thank all you very much for all the info and tips, i definetly learned alot. i will still frequent the android forums only now i'll be in the S3 sub forum. Once again thanks guys !!!