We have purchased some imported cellular phones here, that were not even available anywhere else. They get some of their inventories international that's why they have better selections. My friends would envy my cell, since they couldn't find it anywhere else. Since it's tri-band I can select whatever cell phone company I choose. They are also an authorize dealer for most of those co., so you would get whatever special that co. is offering to open and acct with them- whether it's addtl free mins, free accessories & so on.