ok first off i want to say i Really want this phone. and I am willing to do anything short of flying to Germany to get one. So I have a friend moving to Switzerland for a year or so and he his going to be exploring Europe during this time. he has offered to buy me the phone but first i need to know whether it will work on my network or not and if i will have to have him buy an unlocked one or not. I heard that the phone uses sim cards but i am not sure if that is from a good source can anyone confirm? i have a cingular/att plan and am currently using an origional iphone that i despise my parents are willing and happy to change up my plan a bit but only within our commitment contract to cingular/att I live in a city a couple of hours away from Los Angeles in California USA if that matters at all i would perffer to buy it online if someone knows of a reputable site so i do not have to burden my friend with the task but it looks like there are not many with the galaxy out there at the moment. oh ya and i NEED to buy it without a plan or contract because i have the cingular/att plan/contract already.