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Out of Country Wifi/Data
Nicole1423
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Ok so I am going to be going on vacation to Mexico and I wanted to be able to access my music/apps that use internet without having to pay for a global plan. If you use wifi does it count for data? Even if you are out of country? If not, is there a way you can get on a wifi network and turn off your data/3g so you can use your phone without being charged for messages/minutes? I really want to be able to skype my friends at home and use my apps instead of having to keep my phone off for a week. Please let me know! Thanks!

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Re: Out of Country Wifi/Data
Ann154
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Turn on Airplane mode and leave it on.  This turns off the radios and will prevent accidental phone and data charges.  When in range of a wifi hotspot, turn the wifi radio on in the phone to connect to that hotspot.

FYI, a search of this community would have yielded similar questions asked and answered earlier.

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Re: Out of Country Wifi/Data
Nicole1423
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Sorry if this sounds stupid i've never had to use airplane mode before.... If i am in airplane mode can i still connect to a wifi network without charges? and what is a wifi radio?

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Ann154
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Putting the phone in airplane mode turns it basically into a iPod touch.  The phone has several radios in to allow it access to those various networks, ie: CDMA (voice-cellular), EDVO (data-cellular), Bluetooth and WiFi.  In airplane mode you can turn the WiFi back on to access a WiFi network.

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