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Old 02-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Using iPhone ?

I want to take my phone to USA but only use wifi, what do I need to turn off to stop me running up any costs?
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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I want to take my phone to USA but only use wifi, what do I need to turn off to stop me running up any costs?
You need to disable mobile data. It's under Settings > General > Network the change Mobile Data to "off" guarantee it is turned off.
You can also turn data roaming off on the same Menu but I do both to be sure.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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Thank you
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:32 AM   #4
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I think if you put it on Airplane Mode, it turns everything off, including calls and texts, and data usage.

You can then turn your wifi back on, if it's been turned off, and you will be able to use it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:57 AM   #5
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Yep airplane mode basically turns it into an iPod touch.

As said you can then put wifi and Bluetooth back on without worrying about calls or mobile data charges

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Old 02-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #6
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Can you use face time just via Wi-Fi thereby removing the need to spend on texts and calls between I phones where there is a Wi Fi signal. We have x4 I phones and may split up but within WDW property.
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Can you use face time just via Wi-Fi thereby removing the need to spend on texts and calls between I phones where there is a Wi Fi signal. We have x4 I phones and may split up but within WDW property.
Yes, but the wifi is SUPER slow expecially for facetime.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #8
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Yes, but the wifi is SUPER slow expecially for facetime.
Oh Is there another 'free' option via Wi-Fi?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:22 PM   #9
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If you have i-Phones then you can just send a text and it will be sent as a imessage. This runs free of charge over even slow wifi
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:08 PM   #10
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If you have i-Phones then you can just send a text and it will be sent as a imessage. This runs free of charge over even slow wifi
That's excellent. Thank you for replying x
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Whatsapp for text or viber for calls

I have viber but never use it. Whatsapp yes
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:00 AM   #12
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Just tagging onto this thread.


If I wana call home (uk) i need to check voda prices I assume.

If I'm in a restaurant could we wifi FaceTime my mom at home with iPad ?
Why do you say wifi is slow over there ?

Lastly, in parks if we split up, can I call the wife, iPhone to iPhone and what would call be classed as - usa to usa ?
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The Wi-fi in the parks is slow because of the sheer numbers trying to use it. I would not rely on any form of calls over the wifi to keep in touch. Even the resorts can be hit and miss for speed and connection.

iPhone to iPhone use iMessage as that is delivered via wifi.

If you call it will be at roaming rates.
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I imagine that it is so slow in the parks and hotels due to the huge volume of people using it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #15
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Bad times lol.
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