iphone abroad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by petah, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. petah macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'll be going to Canada for a few days over the Christmas break and I want to bring my iphone 3G with me..just using it as an ipod to listen to my music. What can I do to make sure I dont get charge for anything when abroad? I'm thinking of taking out my AT&T sim card and turing the iphone to airplane mode. Is that gonna be enough?

    Also, would the wifi still work on the iphone without a sim card in it?


    btw, if i do decide to use my iphone 3G in Canada using a simunlock with a local canadian sim card, i wouldnt get charge anything from at&t right? I guess what i'm trying to ask is does at&t keep track of phone usage through the at&t sim card, or the iphone itself. I'm guessing its the sim card...but just wanna make sure.

    Sorry for sounding like such a noob..lol
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    It's the SIM card. You don't need to take your SIM card out, just put it into Airplane mode.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    Airplane mode will suffice to kill cell data and calls. You can use Wi-Fi in Airplane mode and use all the internet features.

    If you want to be 200% sure, then pop out your SIM and keep it safe till your return.
     

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