at least so far. The third LG L1150 I picked up initially didn't take, either, giving me the "Emergency Only" message. But, it did this at the AT&T store, so the salesguy swapped the SIM card, too. Phone #3 and SIM card #2 seem to be working okay, so far. No "Emergency Only" messages, no coverage problems at home or work, and all the little bits seem functional. The real test will be later this month: trip to Seattle and Alaska.