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jer446

macrumors 6502a
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Dec 28, 2004
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Im traveling to europe this summer and am thinking about getting a pda with wifi in it. I want to stay in touch with my friends because i will be gone for a month. THere is aim for the palm os right? Also is there a way to somehow send and receive text messages online, so i can check them from my palm? I have verizon wireless, so that would be amazing if i could go online and check them there. Also, what is a good place for pda apps? I would probably want a translator so i can translate some languages to english and back.. And i would want a currency converter.. and maybe like an encyclopeidia or somethign so i know a little bit about where i am travelling to? Any info on palms would be amazing..
 

j26

macrumors 68000
Mar 30, 2005
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Paddyland
Are you staying in one country or travelling about?

If you're mainly in one country you can generally buy a sim card for any GSM phone and set yourself up to receive texts. You can buy them in Ireland for €10 and get €10 phone credit with them. It's similar in most european countries.

If you're travelling about, possibly a pda with WiFi would be better.
 

jer446

macrumors 6502a
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Dec 28, 2004
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im travelling to several countries.. England, France, Italy, Swittzerland, and Spain... So thats why im thinking a pda will be good..
 

emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
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First off, I imagine your cell phone would support texting without any modifications as long as it's GSM. Call Verizon and ask about international support. It may be best to sign up for some sort of international plan to make sure you don't pay more than you need to.

You may also want to consider a BlackBerry. There are quite a few applications for it (see Handango) and it could be your phone as well. I've used mine in Europe (UK, Germany) and Asia with no problems.