Using iPhone in a foreign country

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by linfeld, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. linfeld macrumors newbie

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    My AT&T service includes unlimited 3G usage. When I bring my iPhone to a foreign country, is 3G service no longer free for me? I know about roaming charges for phone calls but what about internet service?
     
  2. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    No you no longer get free data.
     
  3. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    And roaming data charges are very high. AT&T does have a service to lower those charge by paying something extra up front, but I think people still find data charges overseas to be prohibitively expensive.

    If you want to avoid data charges when traveling internationally, go to Settings > General > Network and turn data roaming to off.
     
  4. vivithemage macrumors 6502a

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    you are roaming, just turn off data roaming so you don't get charged. but you also won't have any data coverage.
     
  5. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Much better option: unlock it and take your pick from the prepaid carriers in that country.
     
  6. Gleteto macrumors newbie

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    Good news from iTunes Store - ViewEditor app

    If your iPhone contract and rates plan does not offer you unlimited internet access or you are in a foreign country and data access can be very expensive!! New app ViewEditor - category Utilities (or visit www.vieweditor.com ) saves money, time and iPhone battery life when doing a Web search. ViewEditor uses standard Yahoo search engine results and displays on your iPhone the results including a relevant thumbnail pictures of web pages. It also will show accompanying textual links based on the search you made. ViewEditor enables you to independently set a maximum number of search results ( 2 -10 on the results page received on your iPhone ) and to determine the size of the thumbnails ( small, medium and large ) which are to be shown on your iPhone screen. With ViewEditor you can get a closer look at each web page by zooming in large thumbnail. So you don't need to download every web page.

    ViewEditor enlarged thumbnail will offer a great insight into standard HTML version of the web page and enable you to quickly decide if it is worth downloading through Safari or not.
     
  7. lrdiaz macrumors member

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    AT&T offers two Intl data packages for the iPhone, you can turn on/off as needed, just call CS and sign up. I've used it before, and do not think it's exorbitant prices $25 or $50.
     

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