I'm using the iPhone in Europe

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PupnTaco, Jul 3, 2007.

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    PupnTaco

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    Visiting Ireland at the moment and will be in England and France next week. Immediately on landing, the iPhone picked up the Vodaphone network and EDGE (although I've seen it switch to O2 in spots) and has prompted me to join several open wifis.

    Using iCal to keep track of my itinerary and confirmation numbers in event notes, texting British friends on their "mobys" and Google maps have all been lifesavers.

    Its an amazing thing to be able to grab a quick photo of where I'm at and instantly e-mail it to a buddy back home. I've kept it low-key so far, not flashing it around. :LOL:
     
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    janey

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    given that the iPhone has quad-band GSM why is this a surprise?
     
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    PupnTaco

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    Not a surprise at all, just a report from the field and an appreciation. :D
     
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    brasscat

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    Can you tell if you have full functionality or not?
     
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    Watch your wallet - surfin abroad won't be cheap..
     
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    Did you have to ask AT&T to unlock it for international roaming?
     
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    PupnTaco

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    yes at&t set up intl roaming for 5.99/month plus .99/minute; data extra.

    Full functionality inch visual voicemail A-OK!
     
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    are those the only extra costs associated with international roaming?
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    As was mentioned - careful about those data costs ;) it's like .0195¢/kb which can add up heavily when you send a 2MB pic :eek:

    Have fun on your vacation! :p (And make sure to hide your iPhone from those crazy AsBo / Neets (British speak ;) )!
     
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    Any visual voicemail functionality?

    ~Tak
     
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    PupnTaco

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    yes, same as home. Also assuming data extra costs don't apply to stuff sent via a local wifi... Hope I'm right!
     
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    This is good to hear. I was wondering if the iPhone would work in Europe. Just for comparison purposes, what are the charges for a US T-mobile phone when in Europe?

    I currently have Sprint and can't wait to leave the CDMA network to have my phone work when I travel overseas.
     
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    Not that you'd want it, but Sprint just released the CDMA/GSM hybrid Blackberry 8830. It's GSM unlocked (overseas) so you can pop a cheap prepaid SIM in it and go.

    For all practical purposes, that's the way to go, IMO.
     
  14. mpw
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    Not in London on Saturday are you?
    MacRumours Picnic
     
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    Sinsinnati

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    What is the difference in price between AT&T & T-Mobile for international calls?
     
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    powerbook911

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    How much do you guys think the data would run? How much does 2 cents a kb turn into MB?
     
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    Two cents a kilobyte is $20 a megabyte.
     
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    Yeah, or downloading 1000s of spam and mailing list emails. Learned that the hard way...twice!
     

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