Originally Posted by maxima
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.
This is impossible.
The 8830 will NOT function in Europe withiout a SIM card.
Your 8830 either had a SIM card in it, and you don't know about it... or you're not being truthful.
It's simple not possible to use the CDMA side of the 8830 in Europe, where there is no CDMA network. Italy, Turkey and Greece do not have CDMA networks.