Wifi Only

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by blehpunk, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. blehpunk macrumors regular

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    I'm going out of the country for a few days and I want to use me iPhone on wifi, but no calls or edge to avoid fees. I'm just going to Canada from the US and I have the first gen. Is there anyway I can do this? I'm not jailbroken
     
  2. voxnj macrumors regular

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    You can turn off Roaming, 3G and Edge and use only wifi (when and where it's available).
     
  3. yessur macrumors newbie

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    Date roaming off but 3G/EDGE on?

    I have the same basic question. I've chatted to AT&T Cust Svc twice and got two different answers. One said with Data Roaming off WiFi won't work, another said it would. My guess says if I turn Data Roaming off I think I'll still be able to use WiFi. What's not clear is what happens if I leave 3G/EDGE on. If a call comes in and I don't answer will I incur any charges? Also, with Data off I presume Visual VoiceMail will be inactive but callers can still leave messages and unless I call and manually retrieve (by calling my tel number, password etc.) I won't be charged. Comments?
     
  4. blehpunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    i always have my data roaming off, and i can still use wifi and edge, at least in the country. i know that if your phone rings elsewhere, whether you pick it up or not, you are charged.
     
  5. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    If you don't want to the use the phone at all, turn on Airplane mode then turn on wifi separately.
     
  6. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    If you're running the 2.0 software you can turn on Airplane mode, then turn on WiFi. Then you will be left with a phone with the cell antenna and GPS turned off, but WiFi on.
     
  7. yessur macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip about turning airplane mode on and then wifi on. Re being charged if a call comes in and I don't answer, is this still true if visual voicemail is off? How can charges be incurred if I don't answer? Inquiring mind wants to know.
     

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