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Old 06-16-2014, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have a Virgin Mobile prepaid cellphone. I'm going to London in a week and I don't plan on answering or making any calls while I am there. Will I be charged for being in another country, if my bill is already paid?

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I was thinking of using some apps on it, but I can always use a small tablet for that. Thank you everyone.
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As the others have said, keep it in airplane mode if you want to just use it as a camera.

If your phone is unlocked, you could buy a UK SIM and use that instead. Head to Oxford Street, you can't throw a stone there without hitting a phone shop, so someone there will be able to help you.

I'm British, and I would be lost in London without my phone and Google Maps.
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Yes, in a very, very bad way. You must leave it in airplane mode on the ride over. Once there, cut off all cellular data or the phone will attempt to roam on towers. Don't call or text anyone, period. Int'l texts can range from 20 cents to $4 each for sender and receiver! Basically all you can do is take pics, and use it as an iPod on wifi only. Follow these instructions or the bill will be so high, you'll never come back. You'll be too broke. Best luck.
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