I just recently got the iPhone 4. It's my first smart phone, so please bear with me. I was under the impression that push notifications worked like text message notifications. When I get a text message, it beeps and I get the notification on the screen. Same with voice mails. I have push turned on for things like Facebook and Mail too, but no beeping or notifications for this if the phone asleep, even if the app is still on in the background. It doesn't notice that there's new mail or messages until I go into the app and refresh. Is there a way to make it notify me all the time when I get new mail or messages on facebook, or any other app that I have push on for? Or is my understand of what push does totally wrong? All it seems to do right now is give me a number on the app icon once I already go into the app and see the notification, which seems pointless.