So as the title clearly states, I'm going to Europe for 5 weeks this summer. Ironically, I'm going to be meeting up with some friends from the US I've never met (although we're good friends online), because they're going to be doing stuff there too. I plan to take a still camera, a video camera (HDV), some form of cell phone, and possibly a Pocket PC device. My initial question to you Europe-dwellers is: what cell provider should I purchase from, and what plan should I buy? The tour I'm going on (until I'm a senior in high school, or in college, my parents would rather I go with friends on a tour than alone) heads through the UK, France, Holland/Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and the Italian and French Rivieras, and later in the year, I'm going to be spending 2 weeks as an exchange student in Spain. So the question is, what phone should I purchase, from what provider, and at what rate? It needs to make calls to the US for less than Verizon-butt-rape rates, and possibly also able to call other international cells and local numbers for sorta-reasonable rates. On another topic, since I will be going back to Europe for longer peiods of time, on my own (just not this year), I'd appreciate suggestions on what I should see that I won't figure out by myself while I'm there. Any other questions I have, I'll post up here eventually. I'll also post a quick summary of what I do, plus cool pictures. Tour I'm taking: http://www.weissmantours.com/ Thanks, all!