We are a party of 3 all with iPhones (both AT&T and Verizon in the US). My understanding is the iPhones, not having removable SIM cards, are not going to be much use except as a "last resort". In searching the Verizon site for example, the Global Data Plan is "pay as you go" = high cost and the Text rates are high ($.50/each to send). We would like to be able to have texting to family and honestly data to post updates for others.
We are totally open to renting a phone (any recommendations?) and/or figuring out an alternative (something we can buy in US for cheap, then insert SIM card there?). I have a recent Android phone, is that an option?
Has anyone else used an iPhone there, for what, and how awful was your bill? We'll be in Tanzania for almost 2 weeks, 2 nights Arusha, 6 night Kili hike, Arusha, then 3 night safari.