1. mtalinm's Avatar
    Just wanted to say that I had a great time with my Icon on a trip to Europe last week. With my previous VZW phone, I just left it turned off because I was terrified about huge data charges + roaming was flaky.

    With the Icon I downloaded maps of the UK and Denmark, so I was able to search maps and even do navigation without burning any data. Way cool - just remember not to have data on or else it will use data :-). Then I got the temporary 100MB international data package for $25, which took care of me on the trip. And roaming was quite smooth.

    Only regret is that I didn't roll back to 8.0 before the trip. As everyone knows, the WiFi on 8.1 is horrific - time after time I couldn't connect to hotspots that my Surface found easily. Sure hope VZW takes the goodness from the 8.0 firmware update and puts it into 8.1.

    Also, I used the Nokia Motion Monitor which kept track of my steps everywhere I went. Couldn't tell any battery degradation.
    06-16-2014 07:59 PM
  2. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    Glad you enjoyed here maps and your icon. How was your Europe trip ?
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-16-2014 10:13 PM
  3. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Thanks. That's some good know information. How about voice coverage? Did you have any problems? Or was that what you were talking about when you mentioned roaming?
    06-18-2014 06:50 PM
  4. mtalinm's Avatar
    only made one call and it was fine. was talking about data roaming. handoffs were pretty smooth. thought there might be some CDMA related problem or that I'd need a GSM sim card, but nonesuch problems. very happy
    06-19-2014 09:31 AM

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