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    Angry Not a World Phone?! WTF?

    I found out today my Droid will not be able to make calls, send sms, or use GPS in Europe. I am stunned, honestly. I didn't know they still made phones that are not world phones. This is especially disturbing because I spent 10 or 15 minutes looking up prices of sending texts, downloading stuff, and making calls in Switzerland with the salesmen who sold me the phone and said, "it's a world phone, it will work anywhere". Frankly, this sucks ass and I don't see how this is going to attract international travely business like folks to this phone. (not that I am one, but I go to Switzerland a lot) I'm considering a return, which KILLS me, because I love this thing so much. Does anyone else care about this?
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    The whole CDMA / GSM thing is not exactly news.

    Buy a prepaid GSM phone for when you are in Europe, and you can still use your droid on WiFi.

    Even if you have a GSM phone (ATT and TMobile), you are better off getting a prepaid SIM card for when you are outside the US.
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    I'd rather not have to re-activate my Tour when I'm in Costa Rica next year..

    That will be a drag.

    The trade off is worth it to me though. I could not give up this device. Not now : )
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    How did you not know this before you bought the phone? One of my FIRST questions was "will this work outside the US?"

    If you travel that should always be a first question. There is a global Droid, I thought...
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    You guys are right. I think I'm just pissed that the sales guy lied to me for fifteen minutes. I'm sure he believed what he was saying, but he was totally wrong.
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    How did I not know this Lion? Read my post.
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    Word of advice: on such an important decision, try doing your own research. It is the salesman job to sell the phone. Probably got a commission, too. They lie. Deal with it and do your own research.
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    You can always get a Milestone from the UK....

    423.19 in the UK...Makes it $700.25

    Rumor has it that it wouldn't work here in the US...Not sure if it's true or not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy556 View Post
    The whole CDMA / GSM thing is not exactly news.

    Buy a prepaid GSM phone for when you are in Europe, and you can still use your droid on WiFi.

    Even if you have a GSM phone (ATT and TMobile), you are better off getting a prepaid SIM card for when you are outside the US.

    Totally agree. The ridiculous amount they charge for roaming on another network is an eye opener. Prepaid is the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    You can always get a Milestone from the UK....

    423.19 in the UK...Makes it $700.25

    Rumor has it that it wouldn't work here in the US...Not sure if it's true or not...
    Why wouldn't it? It's got a CDMA compatible radio too, if I remember correctly.
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