WiFi Only on iPhone WorkAround....?

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    fab5freddy

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    Is it possible to use the airport wifi only while
    in airplane mode....?

    Basically what i want to know is, Can you surf the internet with wifi
    without using the Edge Network....?

    thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    There is an application that can do this but I can't for the life of me remember what it's called, sorry.
     
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    fab5freddy

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    what i meant is can you use wifi
    when the phone part is off....?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    From the iPhone User Manual:

     
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    Sure. The iPod Touch.
     
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    Why would you want this. The iPhone will always use wifi when available before going to EDGE so this setting is unnecessary.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    lock your SIM card

    this appears in another post about taking your iPhone overseas. In order to avoid fees for EDGE use but still using free wifi you can take out the SIM card or create a pin for your card in settings, turning off then on the phone and when prompted leave the SIM locked. This will basically downgrade your iphone to an ipod touch.
     
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    fab5freddy

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    yeah, this is what i meant !

    When using the iPhone Abroad without
    being charged through the kazoo, to surf the internet at a cafe !

    So is there a way to surf the internet abroad without being charged EDGE fees ?
     
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    Settings->General->Network->Data Roaming - Set to OFF

    When this is set to Off and you are unable to connect to your native network, the iPhone will not use data services unless on a WiFi network. Apparently
     
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    Data Roaming

    However, people have posted that you can still receive calls, which will run up a bill. So locking or removing the SIM is the best bet I have found. I can only assume that preventing charges to your bill is the only reason to use wifi only?
     
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    Perhaps telling people not to call you???? Just redirect to another number back at home?

    Always best never to give out your number. People will only disturb you all the time. :D
     

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