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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-29-2011
My Device: Bold
My Carrier: Orange

Keeping roaming charges down abroad - Bold 9700 on Orange

I'm going to America this week and want to keep roaming charges to a minimum. I have turned off data while roaming on my Blackberry so shouldn't receive any emails, Twitter/Facebook updates. However, if I want to just download emails say once a day could I buy a small data package and just turn data back on for a short time?

Also if WiFi is still ticked will I still be able to connect to the wifi where available even when the data roaming is turned off?

Thanks!

Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: Keeping roaming charges down abroad - Bold 9700 on Orange

Hi,


While roaming you can use the free Wi-Fi services to cut down the cost of International roaming charges. Therefore, use Wi-Fi and turn of your mobile network. Your email, BBM etc will work without any problem.

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Posts: 19,017
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: Keeping roaming charges down abroad - Bold 9700 on Orange

 


SarahG71 wrote:

However, if I want to just download emails say once a day could I buy a small data package and just turn data back on for a short time?


yes this is possible. In the US the carriers have plans they call PAYG : Pay As You Go. Basically you pay only for what you use. Check with your current Orange hotline to see if they have partnership with carriers in the US for that.

 




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