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Let's have fun with European phones
By Dave Winer on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 10:36 AM.

I'm going to Amsterdam next Tuesday and will stay through May 5. Might take a day trip to London. But right now the plan is to spend the whole time in Amsterdam.  #

Now, on my todo list is figuring out what to do about phones. It's always seem to end up spending hundreds of dollars just to make a few phone calls and check my mail. #

This time I don't think I'll make any phone calls. What I really want a phone for is to take pictures and upload them to Flickr in realtime. That's how I like to be a tourist these days, even at home in NY. #

So rather than go through the crazy hellish bureaucracies of American phone companies, I have accounts with both Verizon and AT&T, how about getting: #

1. An unlocked phone. #

2. A SIM with a good data plan. #

3. Delivered to my hotel in Amsterdam. #

To my European friends, how does that sound? Or maybe there's a better way to approach this? #

I have two phones: An AT&T iPhone4, and a Verizon Droid. Wouldn't mind getting a new Android phone. #

Update: I think I have the answer -- I have an iPhone3 that's been sitting around doing nothing since I bought the iPhone4. Is it true that I can just change the SIM and have a usable European phone? #

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