Last year I used my iphone whilst overseas to call and text home. Well you can imagine the bill (I had data roaming on for a little while). Once bitten we were determined not to have that again so this time we bought a phone in the US and a text plan (unlimited overseas texts) for $25 – yes that right – $10 for the phone and a $15 plan.
That combined with SKYPE on my ipad from the free wi-fi at the hotel and the iphone bill was all OK. Just how cheap is communications in the States. Just thought I’d share this for anyone going OS for a short while.