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How can i limit phone usage while my son is traveling out of the country?
PHIPRE59
Newbie

I want my son to be able to use his iPhone while traveling out of the US. I want to limit it's usage to avoid excessive charges. Is there setting for that?

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Re: How can i limit phone usage while son is traveling out of the country?
Weth
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Which iPhone?   If iPhone 6 or greater, wifi calling can save lots of international charges. 

Also so look at travelpass if going to a supported country, which allows current plan to be used in foreign country for $10/day ($2/day Mexico and Canada)

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Re: How can i limit phone usage while son is traveling out of the country?
Weth
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Which iPhone?   If iPhone 6 or greater, wifi calling can save lots of international charges. 

Also so look at travelpass if going to a supported country, which allows current plan to be used in foreign country for $10/day ($2/day Mexico and Canada)

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Re: How can i limit phone usage while son is traveling out of the country?
PHIPRE59
Newbie

The I 6. Thanks for the suggestion

Sent from my iPhone

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Re: How can i limit phone usage while son is traveling out of the country?
vzw_customer_support
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Hello PHIPRE59,


We definitely want to ensure all of your concerns are resolved. What countries will your son be travelling to? What type of coverage will he be needing?


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Re: How can i limit phone usage while son is traveling out of the country?
mflandshark
Contributor

There's family base but I have no idea if that will work while hes out side of the country.

I agree with weth, utilize wifi as much as possible.  If I were you I would suggest turning off his cellular data all together unless he absolutely needs to use his phone.

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Re: How can i limit phone usage while son is traveling out of the country?
PHIPRE59
Newbie

Thanks I was considering that also

Sent from my iPhone

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Re: How can i limit phone usage while son is traveling out of the country?
Ann154
Super User
Super User

Turning off the radios with Airplane Mode will prevent any accidental cellular usage.

The other option to consider is getting a prepaid local phone and SIM from the local carrier. The cost of the prepaid SIM card can often be less expensive then the international plans from VZW.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: How can i limit phone usage while son is traveling out of the country?
PHIPRE59
Newbie

Great tips. Thank you.

Sent from my iPhone

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