Is the Droid / VZW useless for a World Traveler?

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ok, I must admit that I did not know that I was going to be doing a lot of international travel when I bought my Droid and switched to VZW from ATT.

I have been informed to expect a reasonable about of international travel this year (Europe & India) and realized that I will not be able to carry my beloved Droid when I travel.

I love Android and do not want to have to switch back to ATT / iPhone. What are my options? Should I switch to T-Mobile and get the N1?
 

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ya since its cdma it pretty much is
 

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No SIM card in the N1 either. So you will be in the same boat.
 

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The Droid is CDMA-only, so it is mostly useless overseas. You can get worldmode loaners from VZW by the way.

Will the loaners have data + voice? I need to be able to access my corporate email.

If that's what you require, I would assume so. I personally have never done this so it would be best to go to your nearest VZW store. There's also a Verizon tech guy with a thread on this forum. perhaps he could help.

Off topic: Hey CK, Thanks to you I became a SENIOR DROID today, with a reply to you.

Thanks Man!!! :icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
 
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No SIM card in the N1 either. So you will be in the same boat.

No SIM card in the N1 from T-Mobile?? Also, is the N1 on T-Mobile a world phone?


Only the N1 for Verizon will be SIM cardless, the unlocked phone has a SIM slot and so does the T-Mobile one.

So what this means is that if I want to use a world phone and want to stick with a cutting-edge Android device then my only option is to go with N1 + T-Mobile?
 

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No SIM card in the N1 from T-Mobile?? Also, is the N1 on T-Mobile a world phone?


Only the N1 for Verizon will be SIM cardless, the unlocked phone has a SIM slot and so does the T-Mobile one.

So what this means is that if I want to use a world phone and want to stick with a cutting-edge Android device then my only option is to go with N1 + T-Mobile?

Or wait to see which Android phones AT&T releases. They have said they will be carrying a few Android phones this year.
 
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