Data Roaming Charges & Use on UK iphone

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

  1. biscuits99 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    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

    urbanleopard

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

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    Jan 29, 2008
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    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

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    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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