11-21-2005, 10:16 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
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You need to know where it is going to be used.
Check the Cingular and T-Mobile web sites for the specific islands/countries your friend will be going to. The best bet would be a quad band GSM/GPRS device, like the 7100/7105/7290 devices (and the 8700 but that isn't quite out yet).
I have a T-Mobile 7290 and it works nicely in the Caribbean, but you have to check the coverage and roaming maps. I have not been on a cruise, so I don't know if it will work on the ship.