Originally Posted by lrdiaz
I believe 8830 World edition is the only BB available from VZW that will work Internationally. When you order your 8830, get the Global Email and Internet Plan. It will come with a Vodafone Sim Card. Make sure you make your purchase well in advance of the upcoming trip, to ensure your BB is provisioned for International travel, and the phone call to your home landline with specific questions about your past credit history (fraud prevention).
Not sure about the roaming agreements with local providers, but if you can roam on CDMA while there, the charge per voice minute will be cheaper than when roaming on GSM provider.
The BB8830 is sim locked, so you will not be able to purchase a local sim and use it,unless you get the unlock code from VZW.
I have the America's Choice II voice 450minutes US only, and Global Email & Internet for $119.00 per month. It includes unlimited Text, web, and BB email.
Thanks Irdiaz. Good info. If we don't get the Global Email and Internet Package, will that stuff work anyways, but we will be charged by the kb for it? I know when I go to Mexico, that's what happens. But if I'm reading the VZW website correctly again, the charge in the Philippines for this would be $.02 per kb vs $.005 per kb which is what we pay when in Mexico.