need help quick- how to use wifi without roaming charges

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ero87, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    hi,

    I'm on my way to Israel now, and I want to be able to use wifi on my iPhone at Internet cafes. However, I'm afraid that if I turn off airplane mode, then ill immediatley get slammed with roaming charges. Any ideas for a solution?

    Much thanks,

    Ellis
     
  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure roaming charges are only in effect if you use the phone service (ie. calls,sms,EDGE)
     
  3. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    If your iPhone is jailbroken you can download an app to turn off EDGE, and hope that nobody calls/texts you.
     
  4. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    Yep, that's the right approach. You need to suppress your phone's EDGE data usage while roaming. Once you do that you can use Wi-Fi all you want to.
     
  5. nyboilermaker macrumors member

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    Has anyone done any homework on the "Data Roaming" switch turned off. Does that shutdown all EDGE function except for voice and txt messages?

    -NYB
     
  6. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    I went to Europe and turned the Data Roaming switch off. I could still receive calls and texts just fine, but could not use maps, weather, or anything else except when on WiFi (as expected). I came home after a whole month in London and did not have a single extra charge other than texts. In fact, the bill for the whole month for my and my wife's phone was only about $250.
     
  7. Hustle macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you just take your sim card out?. You can still use all the features including Wifi.
     
  8. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    Hello from yisrael!

    I'm on wifi now, I set mail to "manual", and data roaming off... I should be okay, right? How could I get charged with anything extra? I'm doing a lot of traveling and I'd rather not lose the SIM card, though that was a good idea... Does everyone think that the way I'm doing it is safe? Thanks
     
  9. silbeej macrumors 6502a

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    YEah, just turn off data roaming in the settings, and you should be all set. Beyond that, i think you need to hope that no one calls you, for then you might get charged, unless yuo have an interenational calling plan, but no data.
     

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