iPhone Abroad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macfilm, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. macfilm macrumors regular

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    Hi, sorry if this has been asked a million times before but i'm going abroad for two weeks tomorrow and ONLY want to use the iPhone for the iPod function.
    Is there a way to turn of all settings that may result in an unexpectedly high bill when I get home??

    Like I said I only wanna use the iPod, thats it, no net/email/calls etc.

    Any help would be much appreciated :)
     
  2. thworple macrumors 6502

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    If you want to just use the iPod features, no calls/email/web etc. etc. just put the iPhone into Airplane Mode (Settings - top option of menu).

    All wireless features will be switched off, but you can still use music, video, camera, calculator, clock, alarms, notes and view all stored email and text on the phone.
     
  3. macfilm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, ok thanks! And I presume that'll work when on land right, not just in the air? Sorry if thats a silly question :D
     
  4. thworple macrumors 6502

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    Yes. The iPhone's are great, but they don't yet know whether they're on a plane or not..... or whether they're in a car or on a boat for that matter. ;)

    Seriously though, check out this official support doc on the Apple site - doesn't say anything about not being able to use this mode if you're not a plane.
     
  5. bimbels macrumors newbie

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    I travel to europe weekly for work and use my iphone there often. I don't put it in airplane mode b/c I use it when there is free wifi. My hubby and I also text back and forth (cheaper than calling) so I want to receive them as well. If you opt not to put it in airplane mode, just be sure to turn your data roaming OFF (Settings ->General ->Network) so that when you are not on wifi, your email won't sync. And don't use safari. I've been doing this since the iPhone came out and have never gotten a scary bill. :p
     

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