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Travelling with our AT&T-based iPhone5s



 
 
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Old August 10th, 2013, 04:06 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises,rec.travel.misc,misc.phone.mobile.iphone
Wes Groleau
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On 08-09-2013 00:30, xfile wrote:
If WIFI is not a problem, turn off "cellular data" and "data roaming"
and use WIFI and Apps like Skype for international calls (well, if NSA
is not a concern).


If I remove AT&T's SIM card or turn off the phone, all calls go to
myGoogle Voice (shudder! worse than NSA!) and I can listen to them (or
read an abysmally poor job of transcription) via internet.

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is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it.

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Old August 10th, 2013, 04:08 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises,rec.travel.misc,misc.phone.mobile.iphone
Wes Groleau
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On 08-09-2013 03:46, nospam wrote:
turn off cellular on the phone and it*can't* use cellular data or
voice.


You can also leave cell on for voice and turn off data.

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Wes Groleau

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But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine,
is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it.

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Old August 10th, 2013, 04:10 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises,rec.travel.misc,misc.phone.mobile.iphone
Wes Groleau
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On 08-09-2013 01:12, JF Mezei wrote:
If you can unlock your iPhone, getting a pre-paid SIM there will cost
you less and more importantly, remove the risk of bankrupcy when you get
home and get your AT&T bill.


Since I wasn't unlocked, I couldn't do that in Italy.
But the charges for the few calls I made were much lower than I feared.

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But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine,
is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it.

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Old August 10th, 2013, 04:33 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises,rec.travel.misc,misc.phone.mobile.iphone
nospam[_2_]
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Default Travelling with our AT&T-based iPhone5s

In article , Wes Groleau
wrote:

turn off cellular on the phone and it*can't* use cellular data or
voice.


You can also leave cell on for voice and turn off data.


you can, but it can still roam on voice and cause unexpected charges.
if someone happens to call you and it rings, you could be screwed.

the safest thing to do is turn off cellular completely (airplane mode)
or get a local sim (or just leave the original sim out, if it's gsm).
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Old August 10th, 2013, 05:34 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises,rec.travel.misc,misc.phone.mobile.iphone
Christine Cruiser
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On Fri, 09 Aug 2013 23:06:58 -0400, Wes Groleau wrote:

On 08-09-2013 00:30, xfile wrote:
If WIFI is not a problem, turn off "cellular data" and "data roaming"
and use WIFI and Apps like Skype for international calls (well, if NSA
is not a concern).


If I remove AT&T's SIM card or turn off the phone, all calls go to
myGoogle Voice (shudder! worse than NSA!) and I can listen to them (or
read an abysmally poor job of transcription) via internet.


For free.

STFU, cheepo. LOL!
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Old August 12th, 2013, 01:59 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises,rec.travel.misc,misc.phone.mobile.iphone
Chris Blunt[_2_]
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On Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:53:52 -0400, JF Mezei
wrote:

On 13-08-09 12:37, nospam wrote:

wrong. an iphone works perfectly fine without a sim. it will say 'no
sim' in the top corner.



Since when ? While one can remove a SIM while the phone has alreayd
been turned on, my experience is that when you turn on a phone, there
must be a sim card installed otherwise it goes into emergency mode that
only lets you dil 911 or something.


My GSM/3G iPhone works fine without a SIM. When I turn it on it comes
up with a message saying "No SIM Card Installed", but it then works
quite normally using wi-fi as an internet connection.

Chris
 




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