I am due for an upgrade in December. I am on the VZW network. I realize that this is very early and potentially there may be several other phones released between now and December. However I have a very specific need for my phone, it HAS to be global, and I doubt there will be a lot of global phone releases between now and December. Ok so here is my situation and the questions I have.
I have joined the military and will most likely be going overseas sometime near the end of 2011 or in 2012. So I really want a global phone and I would like to stick with Android (or the iPhone - not sure if it is global though). Basically I don't want to go back to the Blackberry or to the Palm systems.
So first question is - does the droid global work in the Middle East and or Europe?
Second question - is there a special plan I need to get for voice and text to avoid having an insanely high bill? I know I will need to get some sort of global data plan to avoid the roaming charges with data, I am assuming I will need to have something similar in place for the voice and text plans. Does anyone have any idea what those plans cost on VZW?
Third question - What is your opinion of the Droid 2 Global? I am currently using the Moto Droid (first generation) and love it. My husband was able to upgrade in Jan and went from Blackberry to Droid 2 (R2D2 model), from what I can tell the Droid 2 is very similar to the Droid 1 (my current phone) just a little bit more powerful. And I didn't see any difference between the Droid 2 and the Droid 2 Global but wanted to verify.
Finally, I am saying the Droid 2 Global only because I am unaware of any other global Android phone currently available. Is there any other global Android phone currently available on the VZW network?