iPhone on international travel

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gaanee, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    I will be going on international travel and looking for ways to use my iphone there. It's under contract with At&t, so they don't unlock it and their international calling rates are high.
    I am applying for jobs, so would like to keep my current number active for employers to call. Is there any way/app which allows to leave the iphone here with a friend so that people can call on my current number and at least leave a voice message and I can check or receive call while outside? Can I forward my calls to international number and how does it work, does it come under local or international plan?
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    If you forward your calls to a number in Europe, you will be paying a fortune - at least as much as if you took the phone with you and just paid roaming prices.

    Double check with AT&T to see if they'll unlock your phone. They've been pretty fair about doing so.
     
  3. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    You can use Google Voice to forward your iPhone number to and transcribed voice messages will be emailed and you can use your iPhone when you connect to Wi-Fi overseas. Put your iPhone in Airplane mode and turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and you won't have any AT&T charges.
     
  4. Meg Ryann macrumors newbie

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    VOIP device

    Another option you have is using a VOIP device. This device plugs into your computer and than allows you to use your phone. The service is easy to use and has a low cost. You can check out the prices of this device on this article that I found talking about business using a VOIP device for international calling.

    http://www.business2community.com/communications/pick-phone-seal-deal-01015484
     
  5. statik13 macrumors regular

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    Do they offer a travel plan? For any international travel I do I get a text, voice & data plan from my carrier. It usually runs me about $60 for a month's worth of access. You have to monitor your data use, but it is easy enough as long as you have access to wifi.
     

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