New to iPhone -- seeking clarification on how to avoid international data roaming.

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GadgetGuru72

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Finally switched from BlackBerry to iPhone, and *VERY* happy I did ...

My wife and I are headed out of the country for a vacation, and I am not buying an international data package. However, I am bringing my iPhone because we'll have WiFi in the hotel room. From the owner's manual, it would appear that all I have to do is put it on airplane mode and that will effectively turn off the data. Then, I can turn on WiFi. Is that correct?

That's probably a dumb question, but I don't want to come back to a $1000 phone bill and find out I was wrong.

Thanks in advance.
 

jerome g

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You don't have to put it in airplane mode. Just turn off data roaming in settings-network. That way you can still get calls. I did it when I went to the UK. I just got the calling plan and used wifi for data. Just remember to cancel the international calling plan when u get back. Have fun.
 
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ReyZero

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In case you want to be secure, yes you can turn on Airplane Mode and then turn on WiFi.
Just note that initially when you turn Airplane mode on it'll auto-disable WiFi, for obvious reasons
 

jerome g

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How is turning on airplane mode more secure ? If data roaming is off, you will not pull data from the cellular network. Also you would have to keep on switching airplane mode on and off to make/ recieve calls. What a pain in the butt !
 
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