3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2010 1:28 PM by wjosten
barbduck Level 1 (0 points)
what plan do I need to use internet on my iphone while on a cruise that supports wifi?
Do I need to change any settings on my iphone while on the cruise?
Will 3g be covered under my normal ATT iphone plan?

iphone, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Graham Outterside Level 4 (2,910 points)
    To use wifi, no plan is needed.

    No setting change needed but you may be asked to log in to the system and if they use Java or Flash during the login, your Phone will not work.

    3G would probably be available but you will be 'roaming' internationally and you will get scalped on data charges - just do not do it at all - you will pay a small fortune.
  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)
    You have two choices:

    1. Put the phone in airplane mode, then turn wifi back on in settings(it gets turned off by default in airplane mode). You won't be able to use any phone features.

    2. Call AT&T & have international provisioning activated for your account & pick a plan. This will give you all of the phone features, but at a cost. This needs to be done BEFORE you leave:

    http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/roaming/international-roaming.js p
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    what plan do I need to use internet on my iphone while on a cruise that supports wifi?


    More than likely internet access via wi-fi on the cruise ship will not be free. The cruise ship will have rates for wi-fi access that you can choose from.

    Do I need to change any settings on my iphone while on the cruise?


    If you don't want to receive or place any calls at international or cruise ship roaming rates and the same for SMS/MMS and be charged international roaming rates for data access via the cellular network, you can place your iPhone in Airplane mode followed by turning on wi-fi access. All other iPhone radios will be off except for wi-fi access on the ship.

    Will 3g be covered under my normal ATT iphone plan?


    No. International roaming or cruise ship roaming is extra for calls, messages, and internet access.

    http://www.wireless.att.com:80/learn/international/roaming/international-roaming .jsp?wtSlotClick=1-0021N8-0-1&WT.svl=calltoaction