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Using my phone in Europe-8plus

I am taking my first trip abroad to Germany at the end of July. (also possibly Czech Republic and Poland). What do I need to know when using my phone internationally? Can I use the phone I have (Iphone 8+).  I will be staying with my son, so I will have access to his Wifi when at his home, but what do I need to know about using the phone there, receive or send messages there and to and from the US, and calling there as well as to/from the US. This is all new to me, and I don't even know what questions to ask, what I might need to purchase, etc. 

Re: Using my phone in Europe-8plus
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DSinEvans, we always want to make sure that you're set up for total success when traveling internationally. We have all your needs covered!


To better assist, please allow us to gather some additional details. Please tell us, how long will you be abroad? Do you plan on using your device through Wi-Fi only? The good news is that your phone is definitely able to be used abroad with an international plan if you will be using your device outside of Wi-Fi. You can view our International Trip Planner Tool here:


Is Wi-Fi Calling already enabled on your phone? This is a great feature to take advantage to help you make calls to US number at no charge when connected to Wi-Fi:


Will you be calling/texting any local international numbers?