I'm going to be going home (London) for a week, post Blackberry. I have a phone I use when I'm over there... on Vodaphone PAYG. I never roamed on my WM phone. I just purchase a SIM card.
I have an unlocked TMobile 8320 (and am on Rogers and BIS) which I'm taking with me but, given the data charges (I don't tend to get lots of calls) I think I will be switching off the network so it doesn't automatically roam when I arrive. data is .15c/kb which to me is very pricey to pay on top of my already expensive data plan. I've heard horror stories of $200-$500 charges after a trip abroad. I don't intend that to happen to me.
I'm curious to know if anyone on the Rogers data plan has travelled to the UK/Europe and used their Blackberry - how did you find the roaming charges? Any thoughts I should bear in mind?
And 2) If I switch the network access off on my blackberry can I still use the calendar and other tools. "In effect it will be like a PDA.
I am already getting withdrawal symptoms thinking of not using my BB for a whole week... but maybe a break from it will be good for me