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  1. meatweaver

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    I'm going to be traveling to S Korea and Japan next week. I'd like to use my DInc for wireless data when I have a wireless network available, but I don't want to get hit with any $100 roaming or international use fees. I think what I can do is turn airplane mode on while I'm abroad, and then enable wifi on top of airplane mode whenever I need it.

    Does anyone have any experience with this/know if it will work?
     

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    I think Airplane Mode disables everything.

    Nevermind, yeah it works! :D
     
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    I don't know about Korea, but the cdma based incredible won't function ota in Japan. Cdma is pretty much North America only.
     
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    I have been to Cancun, Canada, and Bahamas with my Incredible. Each time I go out of the country, I call Verizon and have them put me on the International Data plan for the time that I will be out of the country. I only costs an extra $7-8 for an entire week. If there is coverage in the countries that you are traveling to, I suggest you consider this an option.
     
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    Actually looks like I'm wrong. There is cdma roaming in some parts of Japan now. I was in Tokyo earlier this year and did not notice service, though.

    As mentioned, you can use airplane mode to turn off all radios, then turn WiFi back on.
     
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    I just was in Europe a month ago and had it in airplane mode the whole time. I was still able to connect to wifi when there was a connection, no problem. Just make sure airplane mode is checked, and to be safe I would turn off mobile network too. You can actually make calls over wifi via Fring, and text over wifi via google voice, all for free.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Great tips. The chick at the Verizon store wasn't very helpful: all of the advice she was giving me was going to cost me money.

    PS> cman, Great idea to use google voice to send texts while I'm away.
     

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