Turning off the phone part in iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kfordham281, May 31, 2008.

  1. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to be traveling overseas shortly and will be with others who will have a local SIM in their phone. I don't want to receive calls on my iPhone while I'm overseas (don't want to pay the fees), but would like to be able to use the Wifi when available.

    Is there a way to turn off the phone part but still have it available for use with Wifi?
     
  2. blakintosh macrumors member

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    Go to settings then, click on airplane mode turning it on ;) this way the phone function will be off.

    But then you will not be able to use wifi :s maybe there is an app for this?

    If you remove the sim you can still use the wifi, so its up to you

    hope this helps
     
  3. RobUM macrumors newbie

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    Set up call forwarding so that when someone calls you, it goes to a different phone :D (maybe a house phone with an answerming machine saying you're away at the moment)..this way you won't get any calls...(Settings > Phone > Call Forwarding)
     
  4. kfordham281 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Brilliant! Looks like we have a winner :)

    Thanks for the great suggestion!
     
  5. RobUM macrumors newbie

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  6. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Or, if you absolutely don't want to use the phone in any way, shape, or form, you could just pop out the SIM and put the empty tray back in :)
     

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