Carrier Going to Europe. On Verizon.

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  1. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

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    okay, so I'm leaving for eurpote tomorrow, and i want to have my phone with me to use ONLY as a camera and wifi only device. can i just take out the sim and turn off cellular? or do i need to do something else? i don't need to use cellular over there just don't wanna get charged out the butt for it. thanks!
     
  2. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    Just put the phone into airplane mode and then turn on Wi-Fi and you will be good.
     
  3. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

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    "why not both?" lol i guess i will do that then.
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    If you're interested, do yourself a favor and DL/install the "Verizon Messages" app, then activate it per its instructions. I have it on my iPad Air and one of my iPhones that I bring with me when I travel internationally and use only wifi.

    That app gets the text messages sent to the phone number you assign to the app - it supports threads and you can respond to messages as well. I also keep it running on my iPad when I'm stateside - it mirrors my iPhone's text messages. Safe travels.
     
  5. aneftp macrumors 601

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    So I assume verizon messages sent when you are outside the USA via the messages app or web app is "free" as long as it's over wifi?
     
  6. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    The TMs sent/received by the VZW Messages app are per your plan - I have a (legacy) 250-message plan, and I've never been charged extra for staying within my plan no matter where I'm sending/receiving messages from the VZW Messages app. It's pretty slick...
     
  7. patt2k macrumors regular

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    get a local sim card it will be cheap for you when you change $$ and use your Verizon iPhone.

    I guess you would pay like 20$ for lots of data and texting depends where you going.
     
  8. lilface macrumors member

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    Just went to Europe for a week in April, also on Verizon. All I did was turn phone into Airplane mode and connected to wifi when possible, worked out perfectly with no issues.
     

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