Hi every1!! I'm a noob on this forum. I live in SoCal (LA/OC area). The last 2 days, we've been having some unusual weather for sunny socal, so I decided to play hooky from work today. It's been raining quite a bit and also been having very strong winds. I actually like this kind of weather, just driving in it sucks (sloww down people). I also work outdoors, so it makes it harder & dangerous. I hope to be able to spend some time here to learn & maybe pass it on to others as I gain some of the knowledge I gather from you. Although this is my 1st. smartphone (I think it's smarter than me ), so I may not be much help for now. I recently purchased an LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile). I've only had it for 3 weeks now, but lovin it so far. It also frustrates me ! I'm glad I made the purchase. Virgin Mobile has made it affordable for those of us who cannot justify a new $200 phone + 2yr contract @ $100/mo x 24mos.= $2400 . To each his own. I don't mean to offend any1 or plug Virgin Mobile. To me, this is more of a luxury item, rather than necessity. Thank you all in advance for the welcomes. God Bless the people in Japan. Keep them in your prayers.