Avoiding huge bills when traveling internationally

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by shannonbrooke, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. shannonbrooke macrumors member

    May 4, 2011
    West Palm Beach, FL
    I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this already but I haven't really traveled abroad before so I just want to be 100% positive...I have an iPhone 5 with AT&T and I'm traveling to Europe next week. I won't need it for calls or anything so I'm just bringing it to play games on the plane and I'll use it in WiFi hotspots. So if I only use it for WiFi and I do NOT want a huge bill when I get home from roaming fees, all I need to do is leave it in airplane mode the whole time, correct? I know airplane mode seems kind of obvious, but then again you hear horror stories of people who travel internationally and then have huge bills when they come home…So I just didn't know if there was something more to it than that, maybe something I have to disable in Settings. Thanks.
  2. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    Airplane mode will stop wifi working too, remember.

    Here are a couple of tips that you will find on Google...

  3. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Put it in airplane mode then turn wifi on manually and your cellular radio will never be activated.

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