Summary: This phone fit my needs perfectly for a two-week trip to a variety of European countries. The best feature was the dual-SIM capability: I put my Verizon work SIM card in one slot, and a disposable multi-country SIM (which I'd bought upon landing in Amsterdam) in the other for personal use. It's incredibly easy to switch between the SIMs while the phone is on and it still receives messages etc. for each SIM as long as they're both in standby (i.e.
Summary: This is the second E1182 I've used. The first one arrived DOA - didn't even power on. Sadly, I've found out over the past month or so that the replacement, which does power on, is only marginally more useful than the first one. To be more specific, I have been running into frequent network disconnection problems. The phone alternates between no network and 4 bars, when in the same location. Calls are often dropped after a fraction of a second, even with 4 bars.
Summary: I bought this Samsung unlocked phone for my trip to Italy. I also took my iPhone and paid $120.00 for two hundred minutes and $120.00 for a data plan from AT&T. I went through the minutes during the first week of my four week trip and decided to see if I could get a SIM card for my little Samsung. I hadn't trusted that it would work, so I paid in my opinion too much to use my iPhone in Italy.
Summary: Followed review comments and bought it. Took it to Paris where I bought a SIM card at a Relay store in CDG airport. The attendant activated it for me. I bought 60 minutes which was way too much for what I needed as it turned out. The instructions for the SIM were all in French and there were some numbers to dial that produced more French advice. That was difficult. Unfortunately didn't get the phone working till three days before I left but then it worked just fine.
Summary: This phone fully met my expectations. I purchased it in the US to take to Europe where I bought a French SIM card from Orange. Installation was easy and the phone worked immediately. Only issue, as one reviewer pointed out earlier, was that the default language was Spanish. But it was fairly easy to find the language setting in the phone and to change that to English.