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Going abroad

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by PMWD, 12 May 2010.

  1. PMWD

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Aug 2008

    Posts: 302

    Off to Barcelona next week, got an o2 3G and would like to avoid any daft charges inadvertently. What should I be turning off?

    Thanks
     
  2. macuser

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Feb 2004

    Posts: 709

    switch off Data Roaming which is in Settings > General > Network
     
  3. adwol48

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Dec 2008

    Posts: 869

    Location: Norwich

    ye disable data roaming, heard far too many horror stories of people usiing data while abroad and getting charged like £3 a meg, which ends up with them having a bill of about £100 or more just for data.
     
  4. Khrest

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,350

    Location: Loughborough

  5. ps3ud0

    Caporegime

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 27,602

    Location: Luton ;)

    Yeah it didnt help me in the US - came back to a £70 charge - some my fault, some I thought maybe due to the bloody alerts Ive setup which I hadnt worked out how to switch off without removing them all...

    It has to be said without a data connection the iPhone is a very boring device :p

    ps3ud0 :cool:
     
  6. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,180

    Location: Wales

    Roaming is disabled by default.
     
  7. adwol48

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Dec 2008

    Posts: 869

    Location: Norwich

    that link it seems to be o2 users who are having data charges with the data roaming option disabled, personally being on vodafone i'd like to see what their users have to say myself, since i'm of to turkey in june
     
    Last edited: 13 May 2010
  8. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,180

    Location: Wales

    To clear that thread up..

    Roaming is disabled by default. This means your iPhone cannot use data until it is turned on. Fact.

    If you're getting charged, it's because you've made a voice call (which still works when roaming is disabled).
     
  9. adwol48

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Dec 2008

    Posts: 869

    Location: Norwich

    dont take this wrong but after reading several forums it seems there is an issue with many people being charged for data usage abroad whilst the data roaming is off, so it's either a iphone firmware issue or it's down to phone companies having billing issues. not disputing the fact it shouldnt happen but it seems it has happened with quite a few people.
     
  10. Nexus

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Feb 2003

    Posts: 10,631

    Location: London

    The one thing I'd make sure you switch off is 'Notifications'.
    As if you do need to use your phone for Data and switch roaming on, you won't get Apps like Facebook, or Ebay or whatever else using data in the background to tell you that you have a new message etc...