iPhone Abroad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jer446, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys,after searching the forums I still cannot find a straight answer about this.

    I will be studying abroad in Florence for four months starting in December. I currently have a blackberry with ATT, but was thinking about getting an Iphone.

    So what should I do about a plan? Most of my friends have blackberries and I usually BBM.. But I really want to get the iPhone to video chat with my family back at home.

    Some people have said just unlock the iphone and get a pay as you go card in Europe..But others have said go with the unlimited international plan through ATT.. which would definitely be easier. What does everyone think?
     
  2. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Oct 21, 2008
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    I'd get an unlocked phone. An unlimited AT&T plan is great for you calling your friends and family back home, but will any of your new friends in Italy want to dial a US number to reach you? It would cost them a fortune.

    Getting a local plan is probably cheaper for you, too.

    As to the iPhone: is buying a factory unlocked unit from Canada a possibility? It'll cost you a lot more, granted, but factory unlocked > unlocked for peace of mind...
     
  3. pbateman macrumors 6502

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    From what i understated Iphone is factory unlocked in Italy by default, why not get it there?
     

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