Free Wi-Fi on UK phones

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by JulieBarlow, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. bazzanoid

    bazzanoid where'sthespacebar?

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    Pop into any mobile phone store while you're there, they might be able to help, or maybe to guest relations? They should also be able to assist....

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  3. Elise79

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    Is it asking her to accept the T&Cs? If it isn't although it is showing as connected it won't be fully connected and allowing data to pass.

    Try opening the web browser that may force the terms page to open.

    We have only connected Apple devices to it and when we have had trouble it is because of the T&Cs not being accepted.
     
  4. Elise79

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    You just need to turn off mobile data - leave everything else. If data roaming is shown as off it shouldn't connect anyway.

    Turning off enable 3G doesn't stop data as it just reverts to 2G speeds.
     
  5. Elise79

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    Not true - the networks run on different settings so the phone knows it is on a different carrier. It is safest to turn of mobile data but shouldn't be necessary!

    As a side note - I really with the iPhone app did multi quotes!
     
  6. Davscotcar

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    A lot to take in on this thread to someone who is ok with technology but still unsure if what he is going to do is will be fine for his iphone4, so i understand those with extra worries.

    To confirm my set up, IF i go into Settings > General > Network

    My existing settings read

    Enable 3G On
    Cellular Data On
    Data Roaming Off
    Personal Hotspot Off
    VPN Not Connected
    Wi-Fi On obviiusly

    Would i be correct in saying all i need to do when travelling and avoid the huge bills is to only turn Cellular Data Off, or is there something else i should be doing?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. UKDEB

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    When I took my iPhone to the US last year, I was terrified of running up huge data roaming charges, so I spent quite a bit of time researching the steps I needed to take. In the end, it was pretty straight-forward. All that's needed is to switch off data roaming before boarding the aircraft. Being overly cautious I did check the settings several times during the trip.

    From 1st July this year, operators are obliged to send a warning when you're nearing €50 of data downloads (or your pre-agreed level). You will then have to confirm you are happy to go over this level. Travelling within the EU provides even more stringent safeguards by imposing caps for data charges.
     
  8. Davscotcar

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    So as my Data roaming is already off i don't need to do anything?
     
  9. bazzanoid

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    Nope! You're good to go :thumbsup2
     
  10. Davscotcar

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    :cool1::cool1::cool1:pixiedust:

    Thank you
     

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