Quick question re: iPhone abroad

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Quick question re: iPhone abroad

Postby Molony » 11 Feb 2012, 10:55

Looking through the information concerning iPhone use abroad (I'm with O2) it says:

Your unlimited Wi-Fi allowance is not available outside the UK. If you connect to Wi-Fi whilst abroad you’ll be charged according to the fee stipulated by the Wi-Fi network you are connecting to.

Does this mean that, even if I have free WiFi in, for example, a cafe I will still be charged by O2 for surfing the net?

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Re: Quick question re: iPhone abroad

Postby JQW » 11 Feb 2012, 16:52

You won't be charged for free WiFi.
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Re: Quick question re: iPhone abroad

Postby Molony » 11 Feb 2012, 19:58

Result.

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Re: Quick question re: iPhone abroad

Postby Jude » 13 Feb 2012, 16:39

Just to confirm - free WiFi is free.
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Re: Quick question re: iPhone abroad

Postby Thesiger » 14 Feb 2012, 11:21

Jude wrote:Just to confirm - free WiFi is free.


Yes, but if you're overseas and want to rely on free wi-fi hotspots then you will also want to disable the global roaming on your phone.
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Re: Quick question re: iPhone abroad

Postby Jude » 14 Feb 2012, 18:06

Thesiger wrote:
Jude wrote:Just to confirm - free WiFi is free.


Yes, but if you're overseas and want to rely on free wi-fi hotspots then you will also want to disable the global roaming on your phone.
Aye. Always advisable to do that when you go overseas.
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Quick question re: iPhone abroad

Postby Molony » 15 Feb 2012, 16:12

That's 'Data Roaming' isn't it? I've disabled that.

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Re: Quick question re: iPhone abroad

Postby Jude » 15 Feb 2012, 17:37

Molony wrote:That's 'Data Roaming' isn't it? I've disabled that.
That's the badger. I tend to turn cellular data off too.
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Quick question re: iPhone abroad

Postby Molony » 15 Feb 2012, 19:55

Done.