Choosing the best cellphone for foreign travel can be daunting. Is the iPhone the answer? Which BlackBerry -- Bold or Storm? Reliable phones that can be used overseas start at about $80. But beware the add-ons. Also, be sure to consider an "unlocked" phone (that is, one in which the phone's tiny ID card, its SIM card, can be switched out). Then, when traveling overseas, you can replace your U.S. SIM card with a cheaper local one. Here's a list of some of the phones recommended for foreign travel.
Cellphones Recommended For Foreign Travel