How reliable is turning off data roaming?

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

  1. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    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 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    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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