Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 30, 2010, 06:30 PM   #1
HadItWithWindow
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Traveling in Europe with iPhone and iPad

I'm so confused. Help. I use the iPhone strictly for phone calls, calendar, checking emails and apps. I bought the AT&T international plan for around $7 a month. We will only be in Netherlands, France, UK and Belgium for a total of 11 days.

I have an iPad that I'm attached to like it was an arm for email, surfing the web and emails but heaviest uese is Yahoo Messenger.

AT&T tells me to be sure roaming is off on iPhone. OK. I will be charged for calls I make at a reduced rate (he forgot to tell me how expensive the reduced rate will be and I forgot to ask)

What about the iPad? If I turn on WiFi and pay hotels for WiFi or free hot spots do I need to do anything to avoid 'roaming' charges for using Messenger or emails or surfing the web for 6 hours a day????

We're leaving at 3:30pm tomorrow (Dec 1, 2010) Any response regarding the iPhone or especially the iPad would be greatly appreciated.
HadItWithWindow is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2010, 06:40 PM   #2
firestarter
macrumors Demi-God
 
firestarter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Green and pleasant land
Just turn off roaming on the iPad - that's all (should be off by default anyhow).

You can then still use the iPad to surf using WiFi and you won't be charged (well, except by the hotel).

You should be able to find some free WiFi on your travels. McDonalds has it - but if you're in Europe for 11 days it would be a big FAIL if you end up eating there!!

Top tip: Buy Motion-X GPS for the phone and/or iPad. Use the download function to download the maps you need now (while you have good WiFi) and you'll then be able to use those maps offline without being charged.

Top tip2: Don't be surfing the net for 6 hours a day. You're only travelling for 11 days - not much to see that many places. Don't waste it web surfing - you can do that any other time.
firestarter is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2010, 06:42 PM   #3
Pressure
macrumors 68040
 
Pressure's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Denmark
You don't pay for WiFi, so as long as the iPad is connecting to a WiFi you can use it to your hearts content.

It may be cheaper to pick up a Pay As You Go Sim Card while abroad, than suffer the increased price from AT&T.
__________________
Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!
Pressure is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2010, 06:48 PM   #4
Zcott
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Belfast, Ireland
If you want a SIM card with data, check out the guys over at http://www.maxroam.com/ .
Zcott is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 4, 2010, 06:31 PM   #5
owzer
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
First thing first..... MAKE SURE YOU TURN OFF DATA ROAMING!!! (if not your going to be in for a rude awakening when you receive your next phone bill).

I was in Scottland and Italy this year with my ipad and iphone 3Gs. Was able to activate 3G service in both countries using pre-pard cards (make sure you go to an authorized wireless carrier and they should be able to set you up). Once you got the iphone working, you can always cut the SIM card down to size and use it with a MicroSIM adapter on your iPad. You've also got to change the APN and/or VPN for both your devices, but the sales person should have all the details.

The only downside I can see is that your not staying in any one country for any reasonable length of time, so it might not be worth your while to get a different SIM card for each country you visit.
owzer is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Traveling to Europe; whats the best way to keep in touch with the States? Phonzoxd iPhone 31 Mar 16, 2014 12:52 AM
iPhone: Traveling to Europe with Iphone 5 & Evasion Jailbreak hoclifford Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 14 Feb 25, 2013 10:23 AM
Traveling with iPad docjell iPad 10 Aug 30, 2012 12:09 PM
iPad 3 and traveling experience Henry Li iPad 4 Aug 7, 2012 07:12 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC