Going abroad

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  1. jonous101

    jonous101 Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys
    I have a Hero that i bought unlocked from Amazon and i'm currently on 3. After spending months trying to put the right internet settings on, finally got everything working.
    My question is, i'm going to Tunisia next month on holiday, and i'm taking the phone with me - i've checked on 3 website and i'll be able to make calls and send texts while i'm away, but will this change my settings at all? Especially when i come back home? Just don't want to have to put everything in manually again.
    Thanks
     

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  2. zukini

    zukini Well-Known Member
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    No just turn it on. You should get a text saying welcome to tunisia. After that just use your phone.

    Top tip though. Make sure your 3g data is turned off to avoid a fat bill when you get home.
     
  3. michael_84

    michael_84 Well-Known Member
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    Just to expand on the disabling of 3g, I would recommend calling 3 and tell them to put a GPRS block on the phone that way should data be re-enabled (if you do it yourself on the phone) you still won't be charged since access will be denied.
     
  4. ticho

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    I wouldn't rely on carrier-side block, though - it's against their interests to block it for you.
     
  5. Xyro

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    Lol, your signature is really suited for that post ticho.
     
  6. lekky

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    Be aware that both calling and answering calls, as well as both sending and receiving texts will be expensive and won't come out of your current plan allowance!
     
  7. jonous101

    jonous101 Well-Known Member
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    Sorry if this is me being stupid, but turning off internet and 3g, just gone into settings and wireless controls, do i just 'untick' mobile network? when i've done this, the 'H' disapears from above my signal bar, is that right?
    thanx
     
  8. Xyro

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    That's right. You can also make a homescreen widget that will do the same thing.
     
  9. jim_h

    jim_h Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    I'm off to France soon and am also on 3. I'm not sure of how this compares to outside Europe, but 3 have a blanket setting on accounts where data when used abroad and outside the free account allowance is blocked after you spend
     
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