How reliable is turning off data roaming?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ClemTiger0408, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

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    I'm heading to London next month (I'm from the US) and I'm afraid of the ridiculous roaming charges. I basically only want to use the iPhone as a GPS while I am there. Is this even possible? I obviously don't want any data coming in or out or calls because of the ridiculous rates.

    Should I just say forget it and not use the iPhone at all?
     
  2. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    How would you use the GPS without the maps, which must load via wifi/edge/3G?? I'm not sure this is possible, unless there is some third-party thing I'm not aware of.

    As for turning off data roaming. I did that when I went to London (total of 6-7 weeks), and wasn't charged a cent for data. If you don't want any incoming calls or texts or anything, but still want your phone turned on, I think you would have to go to Airplane Mode, which probably shuts off the GPS as well.

    I'm thinking you may be SOL.
     

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