I was looking at the Amazon market for mobile phones and HTC Magic which is the same as the T-mobile myTouch 3G is selling for $299 http://amzn.to/ieNX4d .
If you are traveling a lot this may make sense to you or if you are with AT & T or T-Mobile maybe you will consider a unlocked phone in any case maybe a Nokia or a HTC. I wonder if there is a business in android phone rentals unlocked for people travelling out of the country. Currently providers ship you a global phone which comes with a SIM card and a negotiated rate.
I am waiting for the day when all phones work in all networks anywhere in the globe. Are you with me ?
Details from the Amazon Website for the HTC Magic.
- This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
- Quad-Band Unlocked GSM cell phone compatible with 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and 3G 900 / 2100 frequencies plus GPRS / EDGE capabilities
- Android OS, Qualcomm MSM7200A 528 MHz Processor, 3.2 Megapixel Camera, 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen, A2DP, Bluetooth, Internal GPS Antenna, Calendar, Camera, Candy Bar Form, Edge
- Trackball with Enter button, G-Sensor, Digital Compass, High-Speed Data GPRS, Memory Card Slot, MP3, Qwerty Keyboard, Slide Form
- 450 Minutes of Talk Time, 420 Hours of Standby