The 411: Traveling with Android
Every two weeks, senior associate editor Nicole Lee answers your questions about cell phones, smartphones, and all things mobile.
Welcome to The 411, my new Q&A column answering all your questions about cell phones and cell phone accessories. I receive plenty of questions about these subjects via e-mail, so I figured many of you might have the same questions, too. At times, I might solicit answers from readers if I'm stumped. Send your questions and comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to remain anonymous, let me know in the e-mail.
I was wondering if you could recommend a good Android Phone with GSM capability as I travel internationally extensively. The Evo 4G and Incredible are both CDMA, so I am unable to buy due to that. Your advice on the matter is much appreciated. -- Chaitanya, via e-mail.
That's a good point, Chaitanya. As much as we praise the
However, perhaps my favorite choice for international travelers is the
I am looking for a way to cut down on my cost on cell phone. I am in Los Angeles. I do not use too many minutes a month (usually under 300), but I do enjoy the unlimited Web that I have been getting from T-Mobile. I also would like a touch-screen smart phone if it is at all possible. Basically, I am looking for a new phone with a prepaid plan--the most economical monthly plan that I can find. Can you suggest a couple of options? Thank you very much for your time!!! -- Queenie
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You're not the only one, Douglas. I have received several e-mails that have reported that the iPhone 4 does not work with their Bluetooth headsets. These headsets range from the Plantronics one that you have to the recent Jawbone to another Jabra headset. We have a few of these models here at CNET, and have not been able to recreate these problems with our iPhone 4. My suspicion is that this is a software issue that affects only a handful of iPhones, and it's potentially fixable with an update. We're continuing to find out more about this issue, so any insight any of you readers can provide regarding this would be helpful to us.