need help fast, traveling to europe today

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JackSpearo, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. JackSpearo macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    how can I use my phone without using any data?

    I only want to be able to text/call in emergencies

    I tried to sign up for the world traveler (I have the other plan, which allows me to call Europe for cheaper)

    but today is Sunday, and at&t is closed...

    how can I tell them I want to add the feature?

    what do I need to turn off to prevent my phone from connecting to data?


  2. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    settings, general, network. Turn OFF data roaming.

  3. franzmueller macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2007
    You can try keeping your phone in airplane mode ...., call AT&T from overseas , maybe they can activate the service by phone

  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    I'd say turn it off if you don't need it. Keep in mind that if people text you, higher charges will apply than a standard text message.
  5. JackSpearo thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    yea, that's where I'm going, Spain

    so I actually have my data roaming turned off now...

    what does it do exactly?

    so since it's turned off, when I'm in Spain, I shouldn't use my internet at all because i'll be charged a lot right?


  6. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I was in Europe for about a month last year, and am going next week as well for two weeks. When I was there, I simply turned off data roaming. I could still make and receive phone calls and texts just fine, but was not charged one cent for data (because I didn't use any).

    And like musio said: Settings > General >Network > Turn data roaming OFF.

    If you don't want any surprise calls charging you, turn on airplane mode. You can still use the phone for music, alarm, games, etc, but nothing that could cost you will work.
  7. JackSpearo thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    so I've had my iphone 3g since July 11th

    and the data roaming has been cut off...have I been missing anything since it's been off?


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