An American Iphone in London

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sotofish, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. sotofish macrumors member

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    #1
    I just ordered a 3G 8GB iPhone from AT&T (I know... should have waited but my 3 year old RZR just wasn't cutting it anymore).

    I am going to London for a week next month and was wondering how things work. Do I need to set something up with AT&T to be able to call home (California)? Does the $30 data plan work wherever you are (can receive email etc. in London)?

    Thanks for any thoughts, this is my first 'smart' phone and I don't know what to expect...
     
  2. koollectablz macrumors 6502

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    Going by your thread title I'd be expecting your iphone to be ****ing Jenny Agutter within 15 minutes of landing @ heathrow.
     
  3. steviem macrumors 68020

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    It'll work but you'll be stung for the privilege of it. Check your data roaming charges before turning it on. Otherwise get a PAYG O2 sim and activate the web and wifi bolt on, it costs about £20 in total.

    You'd be looking at extortionate amounts otherwise.
     
  4. pauliphone macrumors regular

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    you won't be able to use the o2 sim in your iphone though unless you jailbreak as it will be locked to at&t...
     
  5. Eso macrumors 68000

    Eso

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    So much for the "benefits" of GSM being able to roam internationally, eh?
     
  6. lrdiaz macrumors member

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    Before you leave, call AT&T and add International Roaming capabilities. You will have two options, .99cents or 1.29c per minute of incoming/outgoing calls.
    For international data, including email & web, you have three options, and I believe the bundles are for 10MB, 50MB, or 100MB. Starting @$25.00.
    Have a great time!
     
  7. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Roaming works fine. Nobody ever said it would be cheap.
     

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