just recently got the samsung epic (can't believe i beat my wife to the hot new phone as she had a blackberry way before i did) and it's probably one of the best phones i've had ever. we are up around the vail/beaver creek area and are kinda hoping we can use the phone as hotspot for an extra $30 and save $120 if we can drop internet/cable. comcast kept jacking around and we were watching shows on our internet and realized that it could possibly work by tying the laptop to the tv with the hdmi cable as we've done in the past. but we'll see. for now, this is the greatest phone and i can't believe i held out with my blackberry this long! i mean, the blackberry was a good, durable phone although the roller ball was driving me nuts, but this is simply leaps and bounds above the blackberry!