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Taking my iPhone to Canada -- how to not get burned by fees

I am confused about my options for using voice/data/texting on my Verizon iPhone 5 while on a trip to Canada. [more inside]
posted by capnsue on Jun 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Best way for a UK citizen to manage money and cellphones in Europe?

I'm a Canadian/UK citizen living in London and I'm going travelling in Europe for three months. What's the best way for me to manage my money/cell phone plan while I travel? Requirements and details over the fold. [more inside]
posted by Cpt. The Mango on May 9, 2014 - 6 answers

How do I make sure my iPhone isn't a brick in India(prepaid SIM plans)?

I'm going to be travelling to India soon and I wanted to get a prepaid cellular connection for my iPhone to avoid roaming charges and for internet access. What's the cheapest/best prepaid connection in India (going to be travelling around South India)? Is there some way I can buy it in the US so I can have cellular access from when I immediately arrive? [more inside]
posted by touareg on Dec 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me be Smartphone enabled for 7 day Japan trip (iPhone, data, apps)

I'm traveling to Japan for a week for InterBee - which also include two days on my own. I land at the airport...and then have to get to my hotel (different ones during the trip). My guess is that I will be doing loads of train travel. Loads of questions [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Nov 7, 2013 - 13 answers

What iPhone plan should a frequent Canada-US traveler get?

I currently live in Toronto. From September to April, I'll live in Boston, with regular short trips back to Canada during that period. After that I'll come back to Canada. I am, alas, a total iPhone newb and I'm looking for advice on what someone in my position should do. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Best phone plan for a Canadian visiting the U.S.?

What's the best phone service provider for a Canadian visiting the US with an unlocked iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Edna Million on Jun 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Cheapest way to get UK cell service with US phone

My husband and I are traveling to London later this week for a 10-day trip (yay!). For part of the trip I'm going to be at a conference, and he will be doing some work things, so we need to be able to get in touch with each other, either via voice calls or text. I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to accomplish this. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jun 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Italy for a week, what about my iPhone?

Help me figure out how to use my iPhone while in Italy for a week in May! [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Apr 8, 2013 - 10 answers

How to make a DIY guidebook

I'd like to create a DIY guidebook for my next trip, that will be available on my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Apr 6, 2013 - 13 answers

SIM Card needed while traveling from US to Belize - suggestions please

I'll be traveling to Belize this summer and would like to use my Verizon iPhone 4s, which I will have unlocked from Verizon by that time, for local voice and data calls. I'll I plan on using Talkatone for making wifi only calls back to the US as well as using the data part from the SIM Card to text back to the US while I'm there. It would be nice to be able to purchase a SIM Card here in the States before traveling, but I'm not against purchasing a SIM Card at or near BZE Airport when we arrive. Thank you for your time. I do appreciate it.
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Mar 3, 2013 - 5 answers

What do I need to know about taking my iPhone to another country?

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. [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Jan 7, 2013 - 14 answers

Prepaid SIM for iPhone 5 in the US?

I have an iPhone 5 purchased unlocked in the UK. I travel regularly to the US for 1-2 weeks at a time, often in situations where WiFi is not an option, and would like to be able to buy a pre-paid US SIM primarily for data. Now that the iPhone 5 has been out for a few months, has anyone finally gotten onboard with pre-paid nanoSIMs for the 5? Or is cutting down a regular SIM still the only option?
posted by olinerd on Dec 19, 2012 - 3 answers

How would a prepaid sim work with my iPhone?

What should I know about using a prepaid sim in my iPhone when overseas? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Oct 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Kyoto via iPod/smartphone/tablet

I'm going to Kyoto for a two-day visit in November, but with only an iPod Touch 4 in my jacket pocket as I'd like to avoid bringing a heavy guidebook/backpack as I walk around exploring all day. What PDFs/docs/apps/downloads can help make my visit amazing, or at least easier? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Oct 7, 2012 - 11 answers

What happens to stolen iphones?

I am from the U.S. -- my iphone4s was stolen in a touristy area of Barcelona earlier this week. No calls were made on the phone in the hours before I suspended my (at&t) account and changed my gmail etc. passwords. It was not passcode locked/ didn't have tracking apps, but as far as I could tell it wasn't used. My question is: What "typically/usually" happens to such stolen phones? are they wiped and used as cameras/itouch?
posted by mrmarley on Sep 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Best offline iOS travel apps?

What are the best iOS apps you can use while travelling without a data plan? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Sep 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Using an AT&T iPhone in Spain's wine country

Using an AT&T iPhone in Spain's wine country without breaking the bank. Advise me, if you please. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Aug 2, 2012 - 13 answers

How to organize travel info for iphone?

I am researching travel in advance of a trip. I like to have the material available both online and if I lose access to the internet. It will be mainly accessed using an iphone. Mostly organizing maps, reviews from yelp, Urban spoon, and some emails. Any advice on good ways to do this? THanks!
posted by dougiedd on Jul 22, 2012 - 11 answers

GSM, SIM, iPhones in Iceland for US folk: Talk down to me

Having trouble making sense of unlocked GSM phones, SIM cards, and unlocking/jailbreaking US phones for travel to Iceland. Please help. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Jul 17, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I get the most out of a 3-month stay in Copenhagen?

Moving to Copenhagen for 3 months, excited and nervous! What will I eat? What should I bring with me to wear? How will I get around? How will I stay in touch? Hope me, hivemind! (MANY details inside because I am such a special snowflake) [more inside]
posted by zingiberene on May 11, 2012 - 14 answers

How do we turn off all roaming, except email?

I'd like an explanation for how to turn off all data while roaming, except for push email. This includes anything that the GPS might use as well. As for emails, I only want to receive the body of the email and not have the phone download any attachments without my permission. I'd either like a good link or instructions for both an iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy SII (Android). Thanks very much.
posted by gman on Apr 9, 2012 - 12 answers

UK Phone Home

Can we use our US iphones in the UK and Ireland? [more inside]
posted by troika on Mar 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Buying iPhone apps in another country?

How do I buy an iPhone app for a friend in another country? also Travel & Veggie growing apps you can recommend would be very welcome. [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Feb 29, 2012 - 1 answer

Where to find an EU charger plug with USB in Bremen?

Where can I buy an EU charger plug with USB connector in Germany? [more inside]
posted by naskar on Feb 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Travelling to the UK ... bring the iPhone or leave it at home?

I'll be traveling in Scotland and England for a couple of weeks in February, mostly by bus. I'm an inveterate iPhone user, always tweeting, checking-in, posting photos and so on ... but I know that route will lead to financial madness. So what's best to do? I know I can jailbreak, unlock my iPhone, perhaps use another SIM card while traveling, but is the effort worth doing? Is it better to leave the iPhone at home in the US and grab a pay-go smartphone upon arrival in Edinburgh (and if so, how best)? Or do I bring the iPhone and use it via wifi only, hoping I don't slip and fall into a welcoming bit of 3G along the way?
posted by grabbingsand on Jan 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me stay in touch with the fam?

How do I use my iphone on a cruise? [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Nov 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Wi-fi subscription in Japan

I'd like to subscribe to a wi-fi provider in Japan that I'll be able to use with my laptop or phone. I'd like something that is a monthly fee. I'll be there as a legal resident, not a tourist. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Sep 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Help a Canadian iPhone travel to the US.

My SO will be traveling to the US (from Canada) for six weeks, starting this weekend. Help us figure out an iPhone solution so we can stay in touch. [more inside]
posted by OLechat on Jul 14, 2011 - 8 answers

unlock iphone for european use

What's the best way to unlock & jailbreak an Iphone 3G (v.3.13) for use in Europe? [more inside]
posted by TDIpod on Jun 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Using US-based iPhone during trip to Korea for web, Skype, etc?

My husband and I are visiting Korea soon. Is the famous WiFi in Korea ubiquitous enough to use his iPhone 4 for web browsing and Skype? We're also renting an SKTelecom cellphone, but we'd like to use the iPhone for data-related tasks and travel apps. Is it just a matter of his iPhone jumping on any Wifi network (without incurring any roaming charges)? We're coming from the US (AT&T), and staying in Jeju and Seoul. [more inside]
posted by yeoja on Apr 10, 2011 - 7 answers

The awesome power of the sun means nothing without proper conversion

Have Casio Exilim G camera and iPhone. I want to purchase the least equipment needed to make both recharge using the sun. Oh, and I'm in Seattle need to buy everything Tuesday before getting on plane to New Zealand Wednesday. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

What's your favorite travel expense app?

What's a good solution for tracking travel expenses while on the road? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Feb 9, 2011 - 8 answers

US iPhone in the UK

In a couple of weeks I will be traveling from the USA to England and would like to use my iPhone 3G while I am there. I would like to purchase a sim card from three.co.uk because that's the network all my family (who live in the UK) use. Am I correct in assuming that I'll need to jailbreak first before I can use a different sim card? [more inside]
posted by ericthegardener on Nov 13, 2010 - 13 answers

SIM card for iPhone in E. Europe?

Questions about a prepaid SIM for iPhone in Czech Republic, Turkey, Slovakia, and Hungary. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Oct 28, 2010 - 0 answers

Iphone travel with portable wifi?

requesting advice on traveling with my iphone: will be in areas with good internet connections but no wifi (hotels, friends homes etc) and I will not be wanting to use foreign ATT account. What is the easiest, most portable and cheapest set up that I can carry with me to give me wifi access after i pull my sim?
posted by dougiedd on Oct 16, 2010 - 8 answers

iRoad Trip!!

I'm not new to road trips, but I am new to iPhone apps. Which apps have you found helpful when traveling by car in the US? [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Jul 1, 2010 - 22 answers

Why bother call it AIRPLANE mode if you can't use it on an AIRPLANE?

What's Up With THAT?! Filter: On a recent flight, I was told that an iPhone - even on Airplane mode - was an unapproved device and needed to be fully shut off. Um. Why? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Jun 27, 2010 - 32 answers

Apps for German and Italian

Are there any good iPhone apps I can use to help me understand a little bit of German and Italian as I travel to Europe this summer? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on May 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me charge my iphone in St. Lucia?

Will I be able to charge my iphone 3G (USA) in St. Lucia? [more inside]
posted by pinkbungalow on Feb 12, 2010 - 6 answers

One-stop shopping for road conditions

Is there a good one-stop website or iPhone app that covers more-or-less real-time driving conditions across the USA, including weather, road closures, traffic, etc? [more inside]
posted by doift on Feb 5, 2010 - 4 answers

iPod touch, iPhone or something else

My husband is going away. Combine that with me taking the kid tripping around Europe. Add to that said kid's cheap digital camera has died. We live in the UK. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Feb 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Best carrier for traveler with unlocked iPhone in Vietnam?

I am going on a trip to Vietnam for three weeks this month and am wondering: what my best bet is in terms of carrier and coverage for a prepaid SIM for my unlocked iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by jesseendahl on Jan 1, 2010 - 4 answers

I want to get an iPhone, but how do I travel across carriers?

Hello, I'm wanting to get iPhone (or use my Blackberry Worldphone) in Korea and other countries; however, I do not know the best way to do this. From my understanding I would likely have to buy an unlocked phone and then get hooked up with a carrier on a pay-as-I-go plan or something? What do most nomads do for phones besides things like Skype?
posted by Knigel on Dec 24, 2009 - 3 answers

Prepaid iPhone data plan in Mumbai?

Hi, I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone. Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl on Nov 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Is there an app for that?

I'm looking for a good New York City iPhone app for tourists. [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk on Oct 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Using IPhone data plan in UK

I'm going to Great Britain for two weeks and will be splitting time between London and Cambridge. I have an IPhone and have signed up to use ATT's international data plan while in the UK. The plan is limited to 20 MB of data. Also, I don't plan to use my IPhone to make phone calls while there. Just access the web to navigate around. [more inside]
posted by jingo74 on Aug 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Mobile software for the mobile traveller?

What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

AT&T bricks iPhones in vacation suspend.

AT&T bricks legit, in-contract iPhones during vacation suspend (!). Workarounds? (I don't have an iPhone -- just researching pros and cons now -- so I can't test anything myself.) [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Nov 28, 2008 - 13 answers

What are my options for using my US 3G iPhone in London for a week?

What are my options for using my US 3G iPhone in London for a week?
posted by schmoppa on Nov 7, 2008 - 7 answers

How easy is Delta's mobile check-in?

Has anyone used Delta Airlines mobile check-in with an iPhone? Would you recommend it over online check-in?
posted by studentbaker on Apr 4, 2008 - 4 answers

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