Going to London, Canterbury, and Paris. Questions about using my phone while there.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mantic, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. mantic macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2007
    My trip is planned in Aug. and i'll be there for 10 days- will need to use my phone. What are my options so avoid outrageous charges. I have a 2g iPhone and would like to text and talk. I'm not worried about internet as I hope i'll just be able to hit the internet hot spots when available use wifi.
  2. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    BUY AN OVERSEAS DATA PLAN AT LEAST 50MEGS! Alternative jailbreak install bosspref turn off edge and location services. Turn email to manuel as well also disable roaming no matter what!
  3. cap'njack macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Make sure you visit lots of Starbucks and McDonalds here in the UK as they offer free wifi ;)

    Check your hotel's too as many now offer wifi either in the rooms or in public areas.
  4. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    You can get WiFi at certain train stations as well, like Kings Cross - although I'm not sure if that's from the trains that also offer WiFi. It could well be :D
  5. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2008
    You can check with your carrier whether euro Sim cards can work on the iPhone. Mine is a carrier officially unlocked iPhone and when I was in other countries, I realised that I could just pop in pre-paid SIM cards to access the local GSM network. The agent from my carrier can't explain it too.

    My iPhone was never unlocked, only jailbroken.
  6. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    It'll be from BT Openzone, which is free to O2 iPhone customers but not for international visitors.

  7. pauliphone macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2008
    London, UK
    yeah, most of the major train stations, waterloo, liverpool street, kings x are all covered by bt openzone. You could buy some credit for bt openzone and that seems to be pretty much everywhere, i know that in most of the west end you are in openzone wifi as they broadcast it out from phone boxes.

    i don't know if the setup is different on american phones, but in the uk we have an option under settings>general>network that lets you turn off data roaming so you won't get a massive bill for data when you get home.

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