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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by tb2830, Jun 12, 2010.

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    sorry i still dont get the using it abroad bit so
    last year when i went i took my payg phone on orange and used that to send the odd text and a few phone calls ....i obviously knew it would cost a bit more so made sure i had plenty of credit on it. i also use to update my facebook status via text message.

    but now i have the iphone which has my payg sim in it .....so aslong as i turn of voicemail and data roaming would i still be able to send texts and make the odd phone call........plus still update my facebook status ??? without incurring a whopping phone bill.

    im assuming i wouldnt be able to send a picture via email with the data roaming turned of ????

    sorry for all the questions
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    I did the same as you did with my iPhone Tracy, no you won't be able to send a photo email whilst roaming is off. You could save it and find a free wifi spot and then upload
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    perhaps i could send it via mms like i did last year to diane
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    nope :( sadly turning off data roaming turns off the MMS capability as well
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    You can still text facebook to update your status :yes: but not through the iPhone facebook app.
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    so that must mean i had my data roaming on last year when i used my phone as i sent a picture to diane

    the problem is i definately want to take it with me next year and as im payg atleast once the credit is gone its gone and no whopping bill to surprise me

    so what WILL eat my credit

    lets say i leave the data roaming on .......

    sent a couple of texts home and updated my facebook via text

    maybe sent a few pictures via mouse on the move

    and made a few calls home

    am i already risking a whopping bill

    was thinking of topping up say 100 pounds before i go
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    Well as you say, you're not risking a huge bill because once the credits gone its gone!

    The problem is that the iphone is SO very connected that if you're not very careful indeed, once it knows it can get to the outside world, you'll be amazed how much data it can use. I dont know how much a Megabit of data is on your plan for data roaming but you'd have to find it out.

    In terms of MMS, on other phones/plans, sending MMSs from abroad had a set fee like 50p or something :/ so I used to do it too but the phones were so limited that unless you specifically went into a web browser or something, no data was used. The iphone is kinda weird in that it can have stuff in the background sitting there like checking mail or weather etc and you can be using data without knowing it.
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    thanks keith so its just a case then of turning the data roaming off and voicemail.

    sending just normal texts and making calls ????

    how do i turn voice mail off ???
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    yep correct! on o2 the codes for voicemail are:-
    # Turn on: 1750
    # Turn off: 1760
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    im on orange lol

    also was going to say as far as i know im not on a plan i just took my sim card out my other phone and put it into this one
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    not sure I've seen it on orange, may need a call to 150 :/

    yeah that's fine, youre on whatever pay as you go or whatever that sim is on :yes:
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    If you call your top-up line it usually says press option 'x' to hear your tariff information.

    If you turn data roaming off and then change your internet settings so that you're not connecting to the right server (for example I should connect to payandgo.02.co.uk, but on holiday I change it to payandgo.02.co.uh or something so that it doesn't connect) then whenever you want to MMS/E-mail/Facebook, turn it on and change your settings to the correct one :yes:

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