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?