Using iPhone 4 abroad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MarkyN, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. MarkyN macrumors member

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    I live in the UK and use T-Mobile as my network provider. Am going to America, Florida for 2 weeks next week. I would like to use my phone over there but only in wifi area's. Simply to check emails and to contact home using FaceTime.

    I am also going to use my phone as a iPod while am out and about and also taking photos.

    Am worried I will run up a very expensive bill, and this holiday is costing me enough as it is haha.

    So is there any way of keeping my phone from using 3G or data roaming while am not in the WIFI zones? Like turn off the roaming or something?

    I have been told to put it in flight mode all the time but I want to be 100% sure this won't cost me a penny
     
  2. MarkyN thread starter macrumors member

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    Just found this setting ...

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    If i turn the data roamin to off will this help? Or sshould I turn off Mobile data?

    Will I still be able to use WIFI even though these are turned off?
     
  3. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    yes, that will work and that's why the feature is there.

    turn off data roaming and you're good to go. just don't answer any calls
     
  4. MarkyN thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much on this info. So no answering calls and data roaming off and my iPhone is a camera, iPod and wifi only :)

    Thanks again! A massive help
     
  5. spamfish123 macrumors member

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    If you can, turning off voicemail is a good idea since IIRC if someone leaves you a voicemail it's charged the same as receiving a call.

    I'm not 100% on that, but it was certainly true a few years ago.
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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  8. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    Just put it in Airplane Mode for the duration of the trip but keep WiFi on.

    When you're in a WiFi area you'll get all of your emails and be able to browse the web etc.

    With you're phone in Airplane Mode you won't be able to receive any texts nor receive phone calls, so if you want to avoid any calls/texts being made - this is your best bet.
     

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