iphone abroad

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

  1. petah macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2008

    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


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    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


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    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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