Question for all Americans who travel with smart phones: any advice for handling astronomical data charges when traveling internationally? I have had access to amazing travel app tools for a couple of years now, but have been afraid to avail myself of their use outside the USA, not to mention twitter and facebook. To my knowledge, no American cell phone service provider has a decent international plan. I'm interested in hearing what you guys do.
Just one qualifier: if you are a person who prefers not to be strapped to technology while traveling, more power to you, but I'm looking for responses from travelin' gadget geeks like myself. No need to encourage me to absorb my surroundings without electronic entanglements. It's too late.
Also, if this question has been addressed a million times before in another section, my apologies--I couldn't find a reference to it.