Every time I travel to another country, I always turn my iPhone off because I know all about the international roaming horror stories. As much as I like to avoid crazy phone bills at any cost (no pun intended!), my solution isn't practical since there are times I do need to use my phone. Thankfully, UK's CheapFlights has tackled this conundrum by offering advice for iPhone owners when they travel. CheapFlights says:
- Use WiFi rather than cellular data — this will potentially save you tons of money, as data roaming is still quite expensive.
- Turn off automatic updates — again, the idea is not to use 3G data. To do this, go to “Settings” then “Fetch New Data” and switch off “Push.” Then change “Fetch” to “Manually.”
- Check your network provider’s prices — make sure to check how much your operator will charge for using data when abroad. Although we advise you to use WiFi over 3G, sometimes you may need to connect to the Internet urgently, and knowing how much that costs can’t harm you.