iphone and international precautions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dukebound85, May 21, 2012.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    I want to take my iphone with me to Europe for the ability for pictures and music at night (as well as have a phone when I get back in the states while at airport,etc)

    Are these precautions sufficient to avoid ANY and ALL charges. I want NO surprise bills

    1) Data Roaming: Off
    2) Cellular Data: Off
    3) Airplane Mode: On

    I realize that Airplane mode alone may be sufficient itself. Anything I am missing?

  2. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    As long as you are in airplane mode you are set to go and should be sufficient.
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    So airplane mode throughout whole trip is safe right? Just making sure and wanted to hear a second opinion!
  4. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    You will only get a charge if the phone actually connects to a cell tower overseas. Putting it in airplane mode prevents it from connecting to a cell tower and therefore there will be no surprise charges.

    If you want to can get an unlock and a local sim also.
  5. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
    Can you not just remove the SIM ?! :confused:
  6. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    You'll be fine as long as it's in Airplane Mode. Just remember to turn WiFi back on after enabling it since it kills that as well. WiFi use won't cost you anything and you never know if the place you're staying or if any local businesses offer it for free.


    Not all iPhones use SIM cards.

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