traveling abroad, remove simcard?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by whyrichard, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hello,

    i'll be traveling in korea for a few weeks. i want to be able to use the wifi portion of the iphone, should i simply remove the sim card?

    also, how is the free wifi access in south korea?

    thanks,
    r.
     
  2. Spanners macrumors member

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    RE: The Sim card. Just set the phone's Airplane mode to "ON" This will disable all the phone specific features.
     
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    uhhh... but it will also disable the wifi...? i would still like to get onto wifi when i can and use email/web....


    r.
     
  4. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    That is what I did when I traveled to Mexico. Of course you loose the Phone part as well as data.

    Of course the new firmware should be out by then. It "appears" to have a way to turn off EDGE.
     
  5. rayward macrumors 65816

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    As mentioned above, the update expected today or tomorrow is supposed to offer a way to turn off EDGE.

    Otherwise, if you set your email to check manually and don't open your mail app or any other internet apps, you won't be hit badly. I was just in England, and I bought the AT&T Global Data plan ($25/month for 20MB of international data) before leaving, but I was still very wary of running up usage. I tried to use the internet apps in WiFi zones only, and after a couple of days I'd only had about 200k of EDGE usage (track this by resetting your usage counters when you arrive). After that, I was more free with my use of the phone, and I ended up at about 10MB after 5 days.

    As an aside, London is rife with WiFi zones, but most of them you have to pay for. The City of London has "The Cloud", which is supposed to blanket the entire "square mile", but I found it patchy. The bottom line is that you'll probably end up spending more money on WiFi charges than on the AT&T roaming plan.
     
  6. Spanners macrumors member

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    Ah yes bugger! Missed that!
     

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