I am traveling international for the frist time October 2nd and i just recently bought a Samsung which I am still getting familiar with. It's my understanding you can get these phones unlocked and buy a SIM card in Italy with minutes and data plans..is this a simple process? I have the TA app on my phone and I planned on using it for maps and tourism info and I kind of want to have my phone in case of emergencies back home in the states...does anyone know if this can be done on a Samsung? Also it seems like the SIM cards are best bought in Euros and not on a card, is this correct?? I hate to say it but this phone is practially my go to lifeline and I really want to be able to use it freely. Also I have a 2 hour layover in Paris, will my phone work there?