Last year i came to Aruba with my Blackberry 8830 (Verizon service). I was told by VZ that all i needed to do was put a sim card into the device, and i would get my calls, and emails in Aruba.
When i arrived, i turned it on, and it just crashed. I couldnt get it to work at all. I called Verizon and they told me that i needed to reload the software which i couldnt do becuase i didnt have access to a laptop.
When i came home it still wasnt working. I called VZ again, and they told me i needed to buy a new one.
Just for the hell of it, i plugged it into the wall and charged it overnight. (Mind you, when i got to Aruba and first had the problem, the phone was fully charged.) Lo and behold, the next morning, it worked like nothing happened.
Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas as to how to prevent this when i return to Aruba in August?