Well my experiment failed. For some reason after working for a week my new smartphone refused to turn on anymore. Luckily, at the same time Rogers has now decided to offer the Audiovox SMT5600. So now I’ve returned my SP3i for a credit (hope that doesn’t take forever) and I’ve ordered an Audiovox. These phones are identical under the hood and the only real differences are cosmetic. I think I prefer having a carrier supported phone to one that isn’t.