Data Roaming Charges & Use on UK iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by biscuits99, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. biscuits99 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2009

    I'm on a pay monthly iPhone contract with 02 in the UK.

    If I travel abroad, and turn data roaming off, I presume I wont get hit with any data charges. I'm just wondering what wont work if I turn data roaming off - what wont work?

    I use between 50MB and 60MB a month usually (excluding WiFi), but I will cut right back when I'm on holiday.

    Obviously I cant browse the web or check emails, but will GPS work?

    So if I do want to use data I'll turn data roaming on, and use data from my 10MB allocation from the £20 bolt on. (Don't really want to pay £6 per 1MB on the standard tariff)

    Thanks for any views.
  2. urbanleopard macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2009
    London, UK
    GPS and MMS won't work, but SMS and WiFi will...
  3. dallardice macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    Technically, GPS will work, but you won't be able to use any app which needs the internet to display data - which includes Google Maps. So you will be able to use GPS with software that has already downloaded data (like a navigation package, or Distant Suns), but you won't be able to use the Maps while you're abroad.
  4. biscuits99 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2009
    I've downloaded 'Offmaps' so that will work if I dont have data. Not sure if it works with GPS though. Hmm, just tried - appears to work.

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