Using iphone internationally

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rebecca77, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. rebecca77 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Cambridge, MA and London, UK
    I spend about six months per year in the US and six in the UK. Trying to figure out how to deal with this contract? If I got an att contract in the US, anyone know how/if I could get data when I'm in the UK -- does cingular have any good roaming data options? How about calling the UK from the US or the US from the UK? Any suggestions for strategies?

    I currently have no contract in either country and just switch between two pay as you go sim cards. I do more texting than talking and when I make long international calls, I use skype or a landline instead (particularly when in the UK).

    Thoughts? Thanks.
  2. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I haven't travelled abroad with my iPhone yet, but I was an existing AT&T (Cingular) customer. I have been to Central/South America, Europe and the UK with my regular phone, and got good service everywhere.

    The roaming charges get up there pretty quickly, but AT&T does offer a plan which gives you cheaper international rates for a small monthly fee. Given that London hotel rooms charge you about $10/minute for direct-dialing the US, the roaming is actually a bit of a steal. You can cut down on the roaming and international calling costs by texting, which works fine.

    Don't know how the 'net and e-mail functions will perform in countries where EDGE isn't prevalent or as tweaked as AT&T's seems to be now.

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