I won't switch providers, as VZW is the only carrier with 3G in my area. I've been to Germany and Cyprus with their old international plan, which offered great coverage. I don't think I can do it now. The data limits, even in Europe, are too low for an Android; maybe a Blackberry, but I don't have one of those anymore. A dumb question, if I might: using a local sim card with data, such as the Vodafone plan mentioned earlier in this thread, is it right to assume that you have access to all the Google stuff on your phone that you do on Verizon here? That's basically what I'll do next time we go overseas.