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#89311 30-Aug-2011 19:45
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Hoping someone can clarify/correct my understanding of the below.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with Vodafone and am heading off to Perth tomorrow for 2 weeks holiday. I'm not interested in using the phone for calls while there but do want to use it for Navigation. My main goal is to not incur any data charges or very little.

For navigation I will pre cache the google maps, deactivate data network and place in airplane mode, i'm pretty certain that this will not incur any data.

What I'm not sure about is when connected to Wifi,with airplane mode diasable will the phone use the wifi connection to download texts, emails and will you be able to make recieve calls via wifi or can it only be done via the data network.


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Uber Geek
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  #514051 30-Aug-2011 19:47
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just disable mobile data you see this when powering down the handset as a option

Airplane mode disables everything related to wireless

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  #514056 30-Aug-2011 19:53
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How long you there for? I went for 2 weeks and bought a prepay sim over there. $10 for the sim and $50 recharge gave me 1gb and free calls etc


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  #514083 30-Aug-2011 20:59
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cheers, 2 1/2 weeks, just don't want to get caught with any nasty surprises when i get back. Might do the prepay Sim and data, sounds like a reasonable deal.

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  #514089 30-Aug-2011 21:13
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Yeah is several options. I went with Vodafone. You need to take your passport with your when you buy it!

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