| | Experience in Europe with 8830
I was in Europe earlier this summer with my VZW 8830, and I do have the global sim and global (unlimited) data plan. It worked perfectly. (We were on a cruise ship and I frequently had a good signal even a mile off the coast.) We had good Vodafone coverage in Italy, Turkey and Greece. I did find that occasionally when crossing from country to country I needed to reboot but otherwise fine.
Surfed the net and no additional charges for data or email. Phone calls were charged at $1.29/minute, so you need to be careful with that. An earlier post did say that tethering would not work in Europe, but I did not have the opportunity to test that out.