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Normie2
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International Day Pass querstion

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I am going overseas shortly and have been looking into the International Day Pass. 

 

It seems impossible to control the days I get charged, since -

 

"A Day Pass is activated any time you use your service overseas in an Eligible Country. This includes apps like news sites or email that may update in the background (without you actively using them), or anytime your phone connects to the network."

 

Am I missing something? 

 

Assuming that I activate the IDP once I arrive at my destination, is it subsequently de-activated if I turn off International Roaming using the Telstra 24x7 app and turn off Data Roaming on the iphone? If not, how can I de-activate it? Maybe on the Telstra 24x7 app?

 

I want to use wifi in the main, but have the ability to turn on the IDP and call Australia, then turn it off again. 

 

I chatted online with Telstra and was told my only option was to put the iphone into airplane mode!! This makes it useless for wifi.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this?

 

Thanks

 

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: International Day Pass querstion

You can put your iPhone into airplane mode and then turn wifi back on.

Unfortunately, with the iPhone you also need to check the data settings for each app as putting the phone into airplane mode doesn't fully kill the data usage.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: International Day Pass querstion

You can put your iPhone into airplane mode and then turn wifi back on.

Unfortunately, with the iPhone you also need to check the data settings for each app as putting the phone into airplane mode doesn't fully kill the data usage.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Normie2
Level 1: Cadet

Re: International Day Pass querstion

Thanks Jupiter.

When in airplane mode, would it suffice to turn mobile data off instead of looking at data settings of all apps?
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: International Day Pass querstion

Airplane mode does turn mobile data "off", but Apple made it so that apps can sort of ignore that. You need to turn off their background data usage as well.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Normie2
Level 1: Cadet

Re: International Day Pass querstion

Thanks Jupiter.

 

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