Traveling abroad tomorrow, what to do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FeliApple, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. FeliApple macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2015
    I am going to travel abroad tomorrow and I am not interested in any type of prepaid sim for data and that stuff. Just I don't want a massive bill when I come back (no roaming) but I want to use Wi-Fi. Just putting the iPhone in Airplane Mode and turning on Wi-Fi is enough?
  2. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
    Turn off cellular roaming just to be safe. But yes, do as you state and you can use the phone on wifi.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Yep that'll stop all roaming charges for sure.
  4. FeliApple thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2015
  5. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Data roaming should be off by default but you can check in Settings --> Cellular.

    That said, I find that it's often worth paying for a basic data plan when I'm abroad so I can send and receive texts and check maps and look places up on the go. Data packages start at about $30 and can be activated for just the month you are traveling. I keep Data Roaming off and reset my data counter on the phone, then only turn it on when I actively need to use it.

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