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Best iPhone Travel Applications (and How to Unlock an iPhone for Travel)

Don't leave home without these iPhone travel applications...

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iPhone Lonely Planet Phrasebook - iPhone Travel Application screenshot from Lonely Planet

iPhone Lonely Planet Phrasebook

© Lonely Planet
Man, is it fun to play with iPhone widgets and apps, or what? And some of the best iPhone travel applications are truly awesome. We recently took one of these gadgety phones for a spin, and loved it except for the US contract (typical US cell phone extortion about which we've got opinions, natch). However, if you love these best iPhone travel applications enough, don't mind a prohibitive US contract and inability to use SIM cards outside the US part and are willing to pay the roaming charges, or deal with unlocking the iPhone (how to unlock the iPhone is below, by the way) in order to use other SIM cards and travel with the iPhone in any meaningful way... then, yeah, okay, read on for the best iPhone travel applications!

(Note: you may first want to understand GSM phones and SIM cards,and why one needs an unlocked GSM phone for travel -- iPhones are GSM, but not generally sold unlocked.)

Next up: subway maps. Need 'em, want 'em. Look for 'em by 2012. In the meantime, what's your favorite iPhone travel application?

Unlocking the iPhone

While we haven't unlocked an iPhone yet ourselves, word is that these are the ways to unlock the iPhone. Caution: you may void your warranty and total the phone. Another option, of course, is to buy an already unlocked iPhone on eBay.

Learn more about unlocking GSM phones:

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