Does disabling data roaming also disable visual voicemail?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by uncdwm, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. uncdwm macrumors member

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    I have a 3g iPhone with AT&T and am going to be traveling overseas (England/Italy). I understand voice will be $1.29/min roaming with no long distance charges, $.50 per sent text message and the regular $.20 per received, and $.0195/kb for data.

    I obviously plan to turn off data roaming which I assume means I will receive no data charges - i.e. I could click on my mail or stocks icon and it simply wouldn't work/download data. If wi-fi is available overseas I could connect to that for free and then access email/internet free.

    However, I heard that the other hidden charge overseas is Visual Voicemail since it "downloads" the voicemails as data. If I turn off data roaming will that disable Visual Voicemail operability and data charges for it? Then I'd just need to check voicemail by pressing 1 like a normal phone. Or does disabling data roaming not disable Visual Voicemail and I could be charged data if someone leaves me a voicemail?

    And if I'd be charged data and I receive a couple voicemails maybe a minute or two in length, any guess to how many KB that might be about? If it is like 100kb that would only be about $2 so not a biggie. Just don't want a $10k phone bill surprise!
     
  2. DPA macrumors 65816

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    Disabling roaming will disable anything you will be charged for while overseas., except visual voicemail. It's on the iPhone Wish List.

    David
     
  3. uncdwm thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Since it seems the only way is to call and have them disable VM and inevitably screw up my acct which I don't want to do, how much do you think receiving 2-3 1min or so VMs would cost? If it's just ~$2-5 I won't worry about it.
     

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