Summary: Arrived as pictured in a few days via USPS. The connector jack at the bottom was a little dirty but, after cleaning it with a toothpick and alcohol, connection anomalies disappeared. Works fine now. I just popped the T-Mobile SIM card out of my old phone and into the new one and it started right up.
Summary: My cell phone carrier said an unlocked phone like this one would not be able to text outside the wi-fi network??? I went to 2 other shop and they also were warning me of issues i would have. finally I emailed mobilespree. I got a reply the same evening with the procedure to make it work easily.