I just spent something like an hour and a half catching up on LJ. A lot faster than I expected, I must say.
An interesting tid-bit - Stuart was curious if his SIM card would work in my phone. After demonstrating that it worked fine, I got curious enough to see what would happen if I turned my phone on with my SIM card in it.
Answer: It connects, and starts getting backed-up text messages almost immediately.
I had to turn it off fairly rapidly - I believe they only cost $0.10 each, but they were beginning to add up...