Anyone Buying an iPhone
Another alternative which many of my internationally traveling friends use is Skype out. It works with their regular cell phone and costs 2.5 cents a minute for international calls. If you use your computer to call home, it costs zip; most of them carry their laptops so that it makes most of their calling free. We talk for hours to China with no fee using Skype when my friends are there. It is also free to use it domestically.Yeah, and on that day the score will be Mac 1, Windows 2,358,255 in the Vast World of Suck competition. And I've got an XP box sitting here and a Vista (God help me!) partition running on my iMac so I know of what I speak.
Besides, you like Peugeots *and* Windows too? What are you, some kind of masochist? Why not just go for the trifecta and hire someone to regularly punch you in the testicles?
JJ - AT&T's international rates pretty much blow chunks (I'm going to Singapore next week and it was like $2.50 a minute...no thanks!). I can't recommend the iPhone for international travel unless you hack it to unlock it. Most folks I travel with use a cheapo unlocked GSM phone and just buy a prepaid SIM card when they get to the airport...it's the most economical alternative.
In Japan I usually rent a phone at the airport as it's pretty cheap there.