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I am going overseas for a month. I would like to bring my phone and only use it to connect to wifi. Is there a way I can do this without getting charged extras? I heard putting your phone in Airplane mode and only using wifi is a solution? Will this work?

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Userlevel 7
Yup, airplane mode on + WiFi is a great way of preventing roaming charges. You can also remove the SIM card from your phone entirely if you're worried about accidentally turning the cell radio and data back on.
Userlevel 3
Yes you can! Just keep your phone in flight mode or airplane mode until you get back. You might need to re-enable the wifi within your phone once you put your phone in airplane mode.
Userlevel 6
Airplane mode will disable wifi wont it not?
Userlevel 1
Erwin wrote:

Airplane mode will disable wifi wont it not?

Yes it does but on some phones (like the iPhone) you can then turn Wifi back on while remaining in airplane mode.

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