I have been reviewing different Verizon Smartphone as I travel the planet. The first phone was the BlackBerry Storm, which was my first experience with Smartphone’s, I used this primary in East Africa last year, and it was how I published my Travel Blog. Then I was given an HTC Touch Pro II and I went to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Honduras.
Three years ago, I visited Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger and Mali, but it was painful, I needed to continually search for Internet Access. While in Guatemala, I became aware that Verizon Global Email system now included most of West Africa.
Whoopee, Verizon’s Global Email systems made my decision easy, I know I can stay in touch with my workers; I can write and publish my Travel Blog.
Yesterday, October 12, was my Fathers Birthday, he is now 78 years old, and I needed to make a high priority call to wish him Happy Birthday. Instead of searching for a way to call using Skype.com, I just picked up the BlackBerry Bold and called my father. Truly there the world is becoming smaller, it is amazing to move seamlessly from country to country now.
12 years ago when first started traveling, I worked on dial up connections in Internet Café’s, it was torture, life is becoming easy.
Note, that Email management is simpler with a BlackBerry than the Windows Mobile system; however, there is advantages to the HTC Keypad being bigger.
I am looking forward to testing the Android when it becomes available for Global access.
Thanks Verizon for making Ivory Coast feasible for a person who does business over the Internet.
Andy Graham in the Grand Bassam, Quartier Francais of Cote d’Ivoire.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
From Wade at Vagabond Journey Travel in Mexico, November 6, 2010
I have used the Blackberry Tour with a Verizon Global Data plan as I travel the world. This little device has been my savior as I run my website from the road, as I have been able to go to, and stay longer in, places that are beyond the bounds of WIFI. Though I must admit that these global data devices are in their infancy, and, oddly, the ability to connect to the internet in highly populated and well connected cities has been a little inconsistent. Though I predict that in a year or two they will work almost flawlessly.