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access to AppStore/Development w/o signal
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Trygve
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Aug 21, 2008, 10:09 AM
 
I am considering buying an iPhone tonight in the Czech Republic. Indications are I will be able to buy it unlocked.

Assuming it is LOCKED to the Czech carrier, and I go to the USA, I will not want to pay roaming for either calls or EDGE data. Will I be apple to access the AppStore from a WiFi hot spot? I would like to be able to do development work on it without needing to pay roaming charges.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 10:13 AM
 
Yes, you can turn off the cell radios and only use WiFi.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 07:17 PM
 
Yes, you can access the app store over wifi... you can't even download large apps over cellular data.
     
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Aug 22, 2008, 03:07 AM
 
Two steps:
• Airplane mode ON
• WiFi ON

That way you only connect to WiFi acces points. Your GSM, EDGE, and 3G radios will be off and you won't be charged roaming fees.

Data-wise you can do pretty much everything through wireless and w/o cellular data. The other way is more of a problem. You cannot for example buy music from the iTS over 3G.
     
   
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