Does airplane mode save from roaming charges?

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I will be going to Mexico next week and was plan on using my phone for pictures only. If my phone is on air plan mode will I have roaming charges?

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In general yes.
-on some phones you can override the airplane mode for cell service
-sim card removal will guarantee there is no roaming service
-you do know that a camera will give you better quality than a phone.

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If you only want the phone for taking pictures... leave the phone at home and bring a camera.

 

Beware of Apple pickers when taking pictures....
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38BsYfpIz6M

 

Please dial *#06# and write down your 15 digit number...

  http://bc.ctvnews.ca/national-blacklist-makes-stolen-phones-worthless-1.1575159

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As xl mentioned, airplane mode generally will prevent you from accruing roaming charges. However various phones and apps may at times over-ride those settings (often times you will be prompted though). So the only sure way is to remove the sim-card as previously mentioned.

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In general yes.
-on some phones you can override the airplane mode for cell service
-sim card removal will guarantee there is no roaming service
-you do know that a camera will give you better quality than a phone.

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@xl wrote:

-you do know that a camera will give you better quality than a phone.

And may well be less attractive to those who would remove a cell phone from your posession.

 

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Wasn't looking for recommendations on how to take my pictures. Plus my phone has 13mp camera and if I don't have to bring another electronic device that's even better.
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If you only want the phone for taking pictures... leave the phone at home and bring a camera.

 

Beware of Apple pickers when taking pictures....
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38BsYfpIz6M

 

Please dial *#06# and write down your 15 digit number...

  http://bc.ctvnews.ca/national-blacklist-makes-stolen-phones-worthless-1.1575159

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As xl mentioned, airplane mode generally will prevent you from accruing roaming charges. However various phones and apps may at times over-ride those settings (often times you will be prompted though). So the only sure way is to remove the sim-card as previously mentioned.

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