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iPhone: Give me tips for limiting data usage in Belize

Old Mar 9th, 2010, 07:40 PM
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iPhone: Give me tips for limiting data usage in Belize

We are headed to Ambergris Caye tomorrow and I want to get some tips from somebody in the know on how to limit my data usage on the iPhone while there. Charging 50 cents per sent text and $1.30 per picture/video message is just outrageous.

How do I shut down my roaming, data and all that?

I guess if I am in a wi-fi zone, I can surf the net for free?

If so, how do I hook to that network? I have tried to do this before and it didn't work, even though it wasn't a secure wi-fi zone.

Please respond ASAP. I do want to take my iPhone for several different reasons, but sending and receiving texts and surfing the net outside wi-fi are not options.

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Old Mar 9th, 2010, 07:41 PM
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Oh, I have an iPhone 3GS, 3.0 Firmware I guess.
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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 06:33 AM
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I'd ask at your service provider or try googling "foreign fees iphone" or something like that if you don't get sufficient response here.
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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 07:17 AM
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To turn off data roaming, click on 'settings', then 'general', then 'network' and turn OFF data roaming.

We went to Cat Island and I didn't turn mine off, nor did dh. The bill was over $2000. And, no, ATT doesn't care if you forget.
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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 08:44 AM
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ouch
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 10:45 AM
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Yeah, I was scared off so much by the outrageous charges, I left my iPhone at home. It has been a change for me, but I still have the Internet here at Casa Tulipan, which by the way is perfect for two or three and maybe four persons. It's about 2 1/2 miles south of San Pedro, which is very busy most of the time.
It is very peaceful out here, just 100 or so yards off the Caribbean Sea.

We've rented a golf cart and are having so much fun. Will get my trip report up after we return at the end of next week.

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