Will be arriving in mid-August for 10 days. I have a Blackberry World Edition. Service as of today is with Verizon because Alltel has been acquired. I have gotten a different answer every time I call for the past 4-5 weeks. I was told initially I could purchase a SIM card and x number of minutes for my phone at the airport (fast phones kiosk) and could make calls back to the U.S., as well as receive them on my cell number, with no roaming fees, etc. The only charge will be for the SIM card and number of minutes purchases. Latest thing I hear is it doesn't matter - SIM card of not - I will need to pay a $1.99 per minute fee for roaming. Does anyone out there know what the real deal is?
Will be staying in a Marriott's Vacation Club Villa. I'm told they have free internet access - not sure if it's wireless or not - and that part really doesn't matter. I am accustomed to using my wireless air card when traveling in the U.S., but once again, have received numerous answers on how this works out of the U.S. Was told this morning I will have to pay 5 cents per 20 mb for all e-mails received or sent.
I am a small business owner and it's important that I'm able to stay in touch with the office as much as needed while away - I just don't want to pay more for roaming fees and internet usage than our vacation is costing us!
Any ideas anyone? Thanks so much!