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Using my iPhone 3G in Europe

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BobPerez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 16, 2009 11:35 AM
I understand that I'll be able to use my iPhone 3G in England and Italy, and I've updated my plans accordingly. But what kind of power arrangements do I need to make? Can I assume that the voltage will be ok if I get a simple plug adapter? Can I recharge it this way? Can I recharge it by plugging it into the USB port of a netbook I'm considering bringing?

Thanks for any other thoughts or suggestions you have regarding this usage.
PC, iPhone OS 3.0.1, Windows Vista-64
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,665 points)
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    Aug 16, 2009 11:38 AM (in response to BobPerez)
    Can I recharge it by plugging it into the USB port of a netbook


    Yes. Make sure the netbook is plugged in and not running on battery.
    iMac 2.66Ghz, 2.4Ghz MacBook Pro, iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • danielth Calculating status...
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    Aug 16, 2009 11:42 AM (in response to BobPerez)
    No offence but VOLTAGE??
    230-240 is standard accross the world.. everyone knows that...
    but you can get a england-ittaly adaptor plug at the airport or local electric sotore...u will need both the usb cable and english plug

    ALSO BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG SUGESTION... AT&T AND 02 WHICH IS MY PRIOVDER HAVE VERRY BIG ROAMING CHARGES....the iphone itself uses internet eaven when your not using the internet... (for me 7 quid per mb!!! 1 song is about 7 mb!


    GO TO GENERAL IN SETTINGS NETWORK AND DISSABLE ROAMING AND 3G untilll your back
    this just turnes off the internet Nothing else... u can still call and text...
    hp pavilion, Windows Vista, iphone
  • Charles Conway Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Aug 16, 2009 2:40 PM (in response to BobPerez)
    I've got a US iPhone 3G in the UK right now and it works fine with a simple plug adapter.

    To check for yourself, every power brick I've ever seen says on it what the acceptable voltage range is. My iPhone power brick (block rather, it's actually quite small) says 110 - 240, and so does my laptop adapter.

    Although you've added an international roaming package, these are not unlimited so you'll probably want to reset your data transfer statistics in the Settings > General > Info page so you can keep track of how much you've used and don't hit the insane overage rates.
    Macbook Pro C2D, Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • ie11 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Aug 17, 2009 6:46 AM (in response to Charles Conway)
    Does the mapping/GPS on US phone work in UK? I'm debating about taking mine over when I go to visit Mum but not sure if I will get enough functionality to make it worth the $$. I might just hire a phone while I'm there and bring my laptop and look for wifi for when I need it. I'll be in Kent and I'm not sure what sort of coverage I'll get, either.
    MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.5), iphone 3GS 16
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,255 points)
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    Aug 19, 2009 8:41 AM (in response to danielth)
    230-240 is standard accross the world.. everyone knows that..


    The largest economy in the world (the United States) is 120 VAC 60Hz.

    The second-largest economy in the world (Japan) is 100 Volts. (50 Hertz in Eastern Japan) (60 Hertz in Western Japan).
  • star-fish Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Aug 19, 2009 9:30 AM (in response to BobPerez)
    You'll need 2 plug adaptors, one for England/UK and one for Italy (European).

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