AT&T knows that the mobile Internet on your Apple® iPhone™ is indispensable to you. That’s why we want to remind you that international data usage is not covered under your existing U.S. data plan. Your iPhone provides access to email, Visual Voicemail, Web browsing and other applications that can use a significant amount of data. It’s no surprise that you might find yourself using more data than you thought.
The good news is that now, when you’re traveling outside the U.S., you can save money on your international data usage by signing up for one of AT&T’s newly created Data Global Plans with low rates in more than 90 countries.
Turn Data Roaming “OFF”:
By default the setting for international data roaming will be in the “OFF” position. To turn data roaming “ON/OFF” tap on Settings>General>Network>Data Roaming
– Turning “OFF” data roaming blocks email, browsing, visual voicemail and downloads, but it will not block text or picture/video messages.- When abroad, international roaming rates apply when you send text or picture/video messages.
– To access audible voicemail when data roaming is “OFF”, tap on Phone > Voicemail.
International roaming voice rates apply.
Utilize WiFi Instead of 3G/GPRS/EDGE:
WiFi is available in many international airports, hotels and restaurants to browse the Web or check email.
Turn Fetch New Data “Off”:
Check email and sync contacts and calendars manually instead of having the data pushed to your iPhone automatically. This way you can control the flow of data coming to your iPhone.
To turn off the Auto-Check functionality tap on
Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Fetch New Data. Change Push to “OFF” and Select Fetch Manually.
Consider Purchasing an International Data Package:
If you are traveling outside the U.S., purchasing a Data Global Plan will significantly reduce the cost of using data abroad. To add an international data package call 1-877-707-9208.
Reset the Usage Tracker to Zero:
When you arrive overseas access the usage tracker in the general settings menu and select reset statistics. This will enable you to track your estimated data usage while abroad.
To reset Usage Tracker to Zero tap on
Voice and data usage outside the U.S., including data usage incurred from delivery of Visual Voicemail Messages, will be charged at international rates. Data Global Plans for iPhone can be added to the Data Plan for iPhone for reduced data rates in more than 90 countries. Visual Voicemail Messages received when roaming internationally are charged at international data pay-per-use rates unless the Data Global Plan applies, in which case receipt of Visual Voicemail Messages will decrement kilobytes included in the plan. Substantial charges may be incurred if the phone is taken out of the U.S. even if no services are intentionally used.
NOTE: This piece is produced by AT&T – not an independent source!