Was taking 3G speed for granted when you can only get “EDGE or “edge” – SLOW! Even GPRS would have been an improvement.  My DoCoMo “international” handset couldn’t even find a network – fail. Thankfully, at least my AT&T (iPhone) and Verizon (CDMA Blackberry) phones worked.

Update: My phone bill for the whole trip (just two weeks) around Africa and the Middle East cost me $2,327!