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# 214559 17-May-2017 17:37
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This should be obvious but I can't see it.  I have a prepaid Skinny SIM in an iPhone 5. Going to Australia for a week next month - and the best deal is a data-only roaming deal for $15. I can totally live without cellular phone and messages for a week - but how do I turn them off? I can easily do wifi only - but I want to have the  option of doing wifi or cellular data - without the risk that someone will inadvertently call me or message me and cost me a fortune? 





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  # 1783804 17-May-2017 17:37
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

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  # 1783814 17-May-2017 18:13
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Flight mode then enable Wi-Fi you can also turn off data when roaming under settings

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  # 1783819 17-May-2017 18:38
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Linux: Flight mode then enable Wi-Fi you can also turn off data when roaming under settings

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That won't allow the $15 roaming package to work, as it will be using mobile data not WiFi.

 

 

 

It's a prepaid phone though, thought idea of prepaid is you can't go into credit, so can only be charged a fortune if the money is already on phone?


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  # 1783827 17-May-2017 19:17
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What happens if you turn on "do not disturb" so it sends all calls to VM immediately? Leave data roaming on. Would that do what you want?




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  # 1783911 17-May-2017 21:26
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What happens if you turn on "do not disturb" so it sends all calls to VM immediately? Leave data roaming on. Would that do what you want?

 

 

 

 

 

I thought DND mode just silenced the  phone ...  But I may well be over-thinking it - so long as they get to voicemail - I'm assuming I use Skype or similar to call the voice mail number to check messages. 





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  # 1783925 17-May-2017 21:30
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Easiest way to not use voice or text messages is not to answer the phone or make calls, and not send any texts. I think it's as simple as that.

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  # 1783940 17-May-2017 22:15
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What about the Optus $2 a day deal? Works a treat if you're there only for a few days and don't want the hassle of calls etc coming in on your NZ number.





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  # 1784004 18-May-2017 09:10
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Stu:

 

What about the Optus $2 a day deal? Works a treat if you're there only for a few days and don't want the hassle of calls etc coming in on your NZ number.

 

 

 

 

 

Wow - that's bloody cheap  we're only there for 5 days / 4 nighs - so that's actually cheaper than the 1 week/500MB deal from Skinny. The only thing I don't like about iphones is that they are not dual sim though - what do you guys do with your NZ sim when you swap? 





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  # 1784020 18-May-2017 09:39
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I put mine in a wallet or gear pouch in my camera bag. Swap it back on the flight home.




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