Wi-Fi only mode for travel?

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  1. MattSF

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    Hi all,

    Is there a Wi-Fi only mode on the Droid RAZR? I'd love to bring my RAZR on a trip, but am worried about data charges abroad. Is there a mode similar to Airplane mode where it will only connect to free Wi-Fi hotspots?

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    Matt
     
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    When i went to alaska and canada I just turned data roaming off. I did get warning texts when i was in canada data roaming area. With verzion alaska is part of my nationwide plan, so i had data there also.
     
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    Cool... is it as simple as turning data roaming off? I'll be traveling to France and Greece. I don't plan to make any calls, but am just worried that I'll rack up charges when using apps, receiving SMS texts, sending/receiving email, using maps and the Web.

    Any tips are appreciated!
     
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    I've read that if you turn airplane mode on then enable wifi, your phone will be wifi only.

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    Just turn data off, that way it won't drain your battery while searching for non-roaming networks it's never going to find.
     
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    You won't be able to text using Verizon because each text sent and received will cost a fortune (well, lots more than what it should). You can get a Wi-Fi text app that you use over Wi-Fi and that would be free but you will have a different number. There is also NavFree app where you download the maps while on Wi-Fi for the country that you are visiting and then you can use that app with just GPS even when you are not on Wi-Fi.

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