Hello! I'm going to be studying abroad in France from late Aug through Dec at the moment. I am wondering if any one has any experience buying an unlocked phone and using it abroad in Europe? I will primarily want to use this as a regular talk/text phone with the ability to use Google Maps for directions + wifi. In particular I am curious about some of the questions listed below. 1. Can google maps + directions be accessed via wi-fi and the cached for using it in airplane mode or by turning off the data usage? 2. Should I be aware of any hardware incompatibilities that might pose a problem traveling around France and Europe? 3. Would anyone have any recommendations on some unlocked phones that are within the $200-500 range? I'd really appreciate it if anyone would kindly recommend some solid older generation phones that would still work abroad. I'm currently in a Verizon contract and want to stay with Verizon as I have unlimited data. So, I'm hoping to resell my unlocked phone after my time abroad. Please let me know if I should be aware of any details. I'm not familiar with unlocked phones so I would greatly appreciate any directions and advice. Thanks!