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| | Blackberry in Europe/GPS/Cheapest options?
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I am currently a verizon customer and am eligible for a new phone. I'm heading out to Europe next week for six months to do some travelling. I've done some research on my options, but i'm still unsure as to the best plan of action. I know that purchasing a foreign SIM card is the cheapest way to go in terms of calls/SMS, but being able to use a GPS client is really important to me, as I feel that a GPS would be an invaluable asset to my travels (I plan on backpacking)
I spoke with a Verizon representative and she told me that I would have to get the regular blackberry plan in addition to an international plan, and even then, call rates are pretty exorbitant. I assume that a 3rd party SIM card won't enable GPS.
What should I do? I am happy to use my current phone and just use another SIM card/Calling card, but what is the most efficient way for me to use a navigational system while over there?