I'm going to Barbados for a week and don't plan on using my phone unless i have to. Here's what i'm thinking so far, please let me know if anyone else has any ideas. Basically I want to avoid any international fees or hidden fees for just having the phone on. Goto messaging app and turn off auto-retrieval of text messages Turn on airplane mode to disable cell phone / radio capability. This should prevent me from receiving calls or making them. Turn on wifi if i find hotspots on the island and want to browse the internet or check email.