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International Phone Means International Roaming?

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  1. badankles

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    With the recent announcement of a couple of Android international devices (current Motorola XPRT and up coming Motorola Photon 4G), i'm trying to understand the benefit and cost savings. i'm assuming these can do both voice/text and data internationally (right?)

    i understand that these phones has the necessary GSM radio to connect to the non-domestic towers, but what does it mean cost wise?

    do i have to change my current plan of Everything Family plan? or, is it a monthly or prorated fee for when i go international with the device? what would that fee be? is it a one time charge or roaming charge or both?

    thanks in advanced.
     

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    It's cheaper to buy a prepaid SIM in the country you are traveling to and use that. International roaming plans are very expensive.
     
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    thanks. so the benefit of an international device is that it has a SIM slot to communicate with the international GSM towers. that's it? in that, it doesn't give me free or discounted international roaming, or require a change in current plan?

    can i get a prepaid SIM from anybody or does it have to be from Sprint?
     

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