What do I need to know about taking my iPhone to another country?
January 7, 2013 9:50 AM Subscribe
I am going to Hawaii for a couple of weeks in February. I have recently moved from no cell phone to an iPhone 4s. I am Canadian. Basically, I have no idea what I should do about my phone when I go. Smart phones seem like they would be more useful than normal in another country/unfamiliar place, but I certainly don't want to come home to an insane cell phone bill.
posted by joelhunt to Technology (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I won't need to do any phone calls or texting really, although if I could that would be nice.
Here is what I like to do with my phone: text, check Twitter, post tweets, post photos to Facebook and Instagram, email, email pictures.
I also think the phone would be useful for maps and Yelp and such while I'm in Hawaii.
I will have access to wifi at the condo where I am staying.
My cell carrier is MTS. I am on an unlimited text, 1gb/monthly data plan.
Should I even bring the phone? If I do, is there any way to use it without getting smashed with roaming charges and such? Is there a way to ensure my phone only uses wifi (if that is the only way to avoid extra charges)?
Sorry if some of the info is irrelevant, and please let me know if more details are needed to properly answer the question. Thanks!