Traveling abroad - what is my best option?

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  1. droid321

    droid321 New Member

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    I've read several threads regarding traveling abroad but haven't come to a specific conclusion on what the best option would be for a Droid user. I have a Motorola Droid and will be traveling to two European countries. Verizon wants to charge me ~$2/minute but I know there are other options.

    1. I do not mind only making calls via wifi. I could leave my phone in airplane mode. I basically just need a phone to call home (US) every once in a while.

    2. Texting would be a plus but it is not a necessity.

    3. I have a Google Voice account and if this would help at all I could use it.

    4. I am willing to use SIP? once I figure out how/if it works.

    5. The people I intend to call (home) do not have Skype, let alone smart phones.


    If I could please get a clear response regarding this issue, I would be extremely thankful! I've noticed many topics such as this but still haven't come up with the answer I want :( Thank you SO much in advance!!
     
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    takeshi Silver Member

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    There's CDMA coverage in the countries you're going to?
     
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    Outside of the States, you can find CDMA networks in Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, South Korea, parts of the Caribbean and Latin America, and a handful of other countries
     
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    You can't make calls on wifi. Doesn't work that way. You can text.

    I don't know about how Google Voice works coming from overseas. It may only work over hear for International calls.
     
  5. droid321

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    see this thread: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...ls-using-data-instead-voice-2.html#post628068

    as far as CDMA coverage where I am going, I called Verizon and told them I would be traveling to Armenia and Greece and mentioned that I would be switching my Droid to a BB Storm so I can travel with a global phone and she told me I wouldn't need to do that and my Droid would work fine there. I was surprised...
     
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