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  • Using your iPhone overseas and avoiding massive data charges

    Many of our members travel overseas and many (probably even more!) of our members have an iPhone. So the obvious question is how to safely use your iPhone while overseas and avoid excessive data charges.

    And yes, there are some horror stories. Quoting just a few members:
    After a $900 phone bill from optus I learnt my lesson
    I recently returned from a trip to New York to a $1600 data a bill
    by the time we got home the bill had amounted to $6,200
    I am also one of the unlucky people who came home to a hefty bill for $6,200
    One solution is to leave your iPhone at home. But then you would miss out as the iPhone (over free WiFi) can be a great help in your travels.



    Unbelievably, there is no master "data off" switch, so if you decide to take your phone and you wish to avoid excessive data charges, you need to be proactive. Our memberís discus various strategies including:
    • Replace your regular SIM with a local SIM
    • Turn off 3G
    • Turn off Data Roaming
    • Avoid using Calendar and "push" mail
    • Get your carrier to block all data at their end
    • Turn your iPhone into an iPod by setting it to Airplane Mode and then turning WiFi back on
    Each of these strategies have their own advantages (and disadvantages), so its best to read the full discussion HERE.
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    andyperth

    Re: My Kids Points are expiring

    Thanks for the superfast response. That's the trouble with kids... difficult to find seats in hols...schools frown on holidays taken in school time! Whats a good way to find award seats ahead of...

    andyperth Today, 12:50 PM Go to last post
    mviy

    Re: QF Double Status Credits (SC) offer for all :)

    Depending on status tier: lounge access, priority boarding, extra baggage allowance, express path, arrivals lounge access, better upgrade chance, increased points earn on flights etc.

    Worth more...

    mviy Today, 12:49 PM Go to last post
    cove

    Re: ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

    I know others have a different setting but it really doesn't worry me and I would never ask why. Scr77 I had to rebuild some Kris Miles and I never go over $95,000 a time to avoid a bell ringing in a...

    cove Today, 12:43 PM Go to last post
    prozac

    Re: "oneworld" award (140K/280K/420K) Planning - The Definitive Thread

    This is my last OT post so apologies in advance. If you like museums then on the way up from AMS you would stop at Hoorn for the VOC maritime museum. Spend a couple of nights in Friesland stopping at...

    prozac Today, 12:41 PM Go to last post
    RAM

    Re: Top tips - Virgin Velocity

    Correct.

    The process should be the same with Reward seats as EY use different codes to VA. Talking for a while (with the very informative Manchester based CC operator reached at 3pm AEST)...

    RAM Today, 12:38 PM Go to last post
    swanning_it

    Re: Log in issues?

    I got hold of them this morning via the "chat" function and the guy reset my account and issued a new password. I have to wait until I'm home to get the email he sent so I haven't been able to try...

    swanning_it Today, 12:37 PM Go to last post
    BillytheFIsh

    Re: ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

    Please don't. Just do a small test and see what happens.

    BillytheFIsh Today, 12:36 PM Go to last post
    Scr77

    Re: ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

    This must be applied on a customer by customer basis - I don't have a 10k transaction limit.

    Scr77 Today, 12:32 PM Go to last post
    dk4

    Re: Qantas Domestic Business Class meals

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    dk4 Today, 12:31 PM Go to last post
    Quickstatus

    Re: Another journalist/blogger error

    Regret the Error – Poynter

    Quickstatus Today, 12:31 PM Go to last post
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