Using 6340i GSM overseas in Europe with calling card
My fiancee and I are going on a cruise in early September. We are interested in the possibility of staying in touch with family members back home in the USA. We will be in the Mediterranean area (Barcelona, nice, Naples, Rome, Greece, Venice). She has an old 6340i phone (not activated currently). Can this phone be used with an international calling card? (she has the SIM card for it, but it is a US SIM). If so, what are the best calling cards to get? GTE/AT&T/etc?
Does anyone out there live in southern Missouri and have this phone under a Cingular GAIT plan? I'm currently under a TDMA plan and would like to upgrade but don't want to make a big mistake just for the sake of "wanting to do something", if you know what I mean.
I figure if you live in s. Missouri, you know what I mean about signal one minute, static the next, and dropped calls to follow. My TDMA 5160 phone is ancient but a good warrior. Does the 6340i measure up? I've read the user comments, but I'm just looking for someone close to home that may have experience with it.