If I take my phone to Italy, and dont want to purchase a travel plan, can I just turn on my phone using wifi back at the hotel and check email, text messages, without running up any charges? Can find a direct answer on this site.
Italy sounds like a great trip! We know staying in touch while traveling abroad is very important, and we'll be happy to provide you with some guidance. To answer your initial question, You can use WiFi anywhere in the world and connect to data without having cellular connection. However, if you have WiFi Calling activated on your account and you have initiated it on our network in the US, you can also use WiFi for calling & messaging to US numbers at no cost while abroad. http://spr.ly/660211JwO We also offer international service plans that will allow you to use your service in many parts of the world without paying roaming for services per use. You can learn about these options in our Trip Planner: http://spr.ly/660411Jwu If you only wish to use WiFi, please ensure that your phone is in Airplane Mode the entire trip, and then once in Airplane Mode, you can open up your WiFi. Does this information help? EricW_VZW