I'm going travelling to India, South East Asia and Oz from January and am looking for a phone to take with me.
I was thinking of getting a smartphone as I can download music, internet, books, maps etc onto it instead of lugging them around with me and you can get skype on them for for free calls home.
Does anybody have an recommendations for what type of phone to take? How easy is it to get international sims?
On my last trip I carried a iPod touch, with the Skype app on it, very convenient!
I'd recommend anything that you can unlock and switch out a sim card with little hassle. I, myself, am an Android gal--love the Samsung Galaxy S, though you can't skype with every service provider--make sure you ask all the right questions.
Great idea about the ipod touch and samsung thanks!
I'd also recommend the Samsung Galaxy S - I love mine! I think it might be easier to take overseas than the iphone as it doesn't require a special sim card so you could swap it for another card easily enough.