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Data Roaming and texting abroad

Started by: robertabel
On: 29/04/2012 | 09:26
Replies: 17

by: robertabel
on: 29/04/2012 | 09:26

If I turn off Data Roaming on my iphone 3GS, will this prevent me from sending an receiving texts, amking and receiving phonecalls whilst abroad? Reason being, I have read that you can request an agent to turn off data roaming to prevent costly charges but it also said it stops texts! This doesn't happen with other network providers such as O2? To clarify, I want to ensure I can still send and receive texts and calls whilst in the Canaries if I turn off data roaming.

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by: bengalknights
on: 29/04/2012 | 09:27
No just disable data
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by: solid247
on: 29/04/2012 | 09:28
No u can still text ect only data is barred
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by: weeman
on: 29/04/2012 | 09:28

No mate it wont affect sending texts or making calls.



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by: 930913
on: 29/04/2012 | 09:28
Turning data roaming off should stop you from using internet and should allow you to make calls and texts. Note that this will be more expensive than usual, and you will be charged for receiving calls.
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by: solid247
on: 29/04/2012 | 09:29
If enable wifi u can still get free data
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Message 6 of 18
by: endorphin
on: 29/04/2012 | 09:30

Turning off data and data roaming does not affect texts at all.  When I went to Sri Lanka I could send and receive texts quite happily with data turned off.

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by: georgetown_82
on: 29/04/2012 | 09:30
You don't need to do anything. Receiving texts is free. Sending and calling will cost you. Disable your connection too to make sure you won't get charged.
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by: benbha
on: 29/04/2012 | 09:30
You will be able to use texts and calls. It will block iMessages by turning roaming data off, but you would be able to use that on Wifi along with FaceTime .
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Message 9 of 18
by: robertabel
on: 29/04/2012 | 09:33

Is there any other settings I need to change to allow me to use the phone abroad. As in some network operators have to lift a bar!

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