international travel with iPhone..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dsl4c, May 6, 2008.

  1. dsl4c macrumors member

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    I'm traveling back home to Grenada tonight and was wondering if I should take the iPhone or switch sims back to my other phone.. if I take the iPhone, and turn data roaming off, what other charges should I expect from ATT, besides international roaming? any other suggestion, or helpful info? thanks!
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    iPhone doesn't work in some countries, the phone portion might crash in those cases.

    With a jailbroken iPhone (and you should unlock at the same time), you can install a fix for travling outside the supported countries.
     
  3. dsl4c thread starter macrumors member

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    I do get ATT coverage when I'm there, that's not an issue. I'm wondering what else I should worry about doing besides turning off data roaming (i.e. extra charges) and I'd never jailbreak nor void my warranty with apple or ATT.
     
  4. dsl4c thread starter macrumors member

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    ive sorted out the charges issues, but still curious if turning off data roaming will still allow the ability to send and receive txt messages? anyone know?
     
  5. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    i think data roaming is just for edge etc not texts. Could be wrong!
     
  6. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Yes you can send and receive texts with data roaming off. I do it all the time in Canada.
     
  7. NekoFever macrumors member

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    Turning data roaming off just means you'll be limited to the basic phone connectivity, so making/receiving phone calls and sending/receiving SMS/MMS, except obviously when you're on wi-fi. I don't know what AT&T charges for those because I'm in the UK with O2, but when I was abroad texts came out of my normal allowance, with the caveat being that one text from abroad took four out of the allowance.
     
  8. anjinha macrumors 604

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    What???? :confused: The iPhone works anywhere that has a GSM network...
     
  9. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Nonsense. Why would a network NOT support any GSM phone that supports the proper frequencies? My gosh some people act as if the iphone is an exception to the rules that every GSM has to follow or that it doesn't work like every other GSM phone....
     
  10. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    Yep... it worked fine when my girlfriend was in Israel.
     

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