Around the World
Sprint Phone for International Use
I travel to Europe (France and Germany), Asia (China, S. Korea, and Japan), and Brazil. Not so concerned about Japan, but would like to know recommendations.
http://support.sprint.com/doc/sp1103.xml?id16=intern ... »
I'm in the same case (US, Europe, Africa) but don't want to deal with BB 8830. I'm very familiar with Microsoft environment and can't wait for the phone. For me IP-830 is too bulky.
Sprint is always very good at unlocking the international phones.
For now I have a spare GSM (Motorola MPx220) phone for travel, and decided to upgrade to a PDA with Sprint. Can't wait for I-325 to be out.
Or you might consider temporarily going with a Nextel phone for international use, such as the i930, it's pretty simple now to flipflop between the networks.
^^ don't do that. I've never met a customer who told me they loved or even liked their i930. For the cost of it, there are much better options.