When I flew to Europe recently, I knew my cell phone was not going to work over there. I could have rented a phone from Cingular or bought a new one. But I borrowed one from a friend who was recently there, paid him for all my calls, and it worked out just fine.
So if you’re planning a trip, don’t take anything for granted. Read this great article, “Navigating cell phone headaches overseas,” from CNN Travel that outlines what you need to do for cell phone use overseas. After all, there are different rules to know for different countries.