I just got the Optimus L9 from T-Mobile online (I could only get the $30/month plan w/unlimited text & web, & 100 min. voice from their website.) It is my first smartphone, and I was looking forward to downloading apps. However, the phone did not come pre-loaded with any google play store. I called t-mobile's tech support, and he was baffled why it wasn't on there. I spent 30 minutes on phone with him. Nice guy, but no solution. He had me put a google play URL in and said it might add it to my apps in 72 hours. Nothing so far and I doubt it will work. After speaking to him, I went to a google play webpage that listed "supported devices" and it did not list the LG Optimus L9, nor by its model number P769. Why would a recently introduced device not have a google play app? And what is my best alternative for downloading android apps? I'd appreciate any advice.