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    Default Going to the Caribbean!

    I know I did this a year ago but I forget what I need to do so I can bring my phone with me an use the camera, ipod, play games, and watch movies but not get killed on data charges.

    The 4s is an international phone, though, isn't it? Can I pay a little extra to be able to use it (texting, email, phone calls) while I'm down there? I use Verizon.

    Thanks for the help!


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    Contact Verizon they have to set you up on there end.


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    If I were going to the Caribbean I wouldn't care about texting or phone calls, enjoy actually being there!
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    Leave it in airplane mode and use all those functions, don't need the rest while on vacation...
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    when I went to spain I just turned off roaming data...used wifi hotspots to check in with family...and skype calls if i had to
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    call VZ customer service... tell them you need the sim unlocked to go... they should get you all set up
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    I just did this. VZW has an international data plan they can put you on. It's a pro-rated plan that gives you a certain amount of gigs for data over a 30 day period. It's $30 a month to add it and well worth it. Otherwise, if you don't plan on using internet on the ship or on land, then just flip on airplane mode and you're good to go. But I was able to post Facebook updates, check in on Foursquare, and check my bank account on the ship and in port, and it only cost me $30 extra on my phone and $10 on my girlfriend's phone.
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    you can also ask verizon to unlock your phone and purchase a local sim there to use your phone with..
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    What's up with the sim posts? Do Verizon iPhones have sim cards?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MECM View Post
    What's up with the sim posts? Do Verizon iPhones have sim cards?


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    The Verizon iPhone 4S has a sim card on the metal band on the right of the phone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by E_Brown View Post
    The Verizon iPhone 4S has a sim card on the metal band on the right of the phone.


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    That's the only way they work internationally on GSM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i-candy View Post
    when I went to spain I just turned off roaming data...used wifi hotspots to check in with family...and skype calls if i had to
    This is what I did when I went to the Carribean last summer.
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    So if I turn off cellular data, voice data, and data roaming I can use the camera, iPod, and play games? (and check in thru wifi when I find it?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by MECM View Post
    So if I turn off cellular data, voice data, and data roaming I can use the camera, iPod, and play games? (and check in thru wifi when I find it?)


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    It's easier to put it in Airplane mode. It does all those things with the switch of one button.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MECM View Post
    So if I turn off cellular data, voice data, and data roaming I can use the camera, iPod, and play games? (and check in thru wifi when I find it?)


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    Put it on airplane mode, you can also connect to a wifi while in airplane mode so you avoid any roaming charges..
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    Good to know! Thank you for your help everyone! Looks like airplane mode is the way to go unless I decide to buy a package. I wish I could be completely out of touch but that isn't an option at the moment!


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    Quote Originally Posted by E_Brown View Post
    It's easier to put it in Airplane mode. It does all those things with the switch of one button.


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    This is what I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E_Brown View Post
    The Verizon iPhone 4S has a sim card on the metal band on the right of the phone.


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    is the sim card already there? I was going to open it up and see but it is too hard to get it out of its case! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglaswilson View Post
    is the sim card already there? I was going to open it up and see but it is too hard to get it out of its case! Thanks!
    Douglas the sim card is already installed when you get the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i-candy View Post
    when I went to spain I just turned off roaming data...used wifi hotspots to check in with family...and skype calls if i had to
    That's what I did when I was in Turks & Caicos. The hotel had wifi everywhere, so listening to XM / Pandora / etc... was just about all I used the phone for. Everyone back home could wait the week to talk to me about whatever crap was going on.

    Enjoy your trip.

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