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Going to Japan; data roaming questions

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Going to Japan for a few weeks.  I'd like to take my Evo with me, I plan to use wifi while I'm there but my question is since my phone will be in a constant roaming state, will this reflect on my bill with a crazy charge for roaming?  I don't plan to use the phone for calls; just only pictures and some app's when I'm in hotspots for access.

  • 1. Re: Going to Japan; data roaming questions
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    Set your phone to Sprint Network Only, ie. do not allow it to roam.

    Also CDMA is mostly in parts of Tokyo (although I haven't been there for years), so you should not get a signal most of the time any ways.


    I do think that if you keep the phone on, you will drain the battery fast, as the phone will keep searching for the Signal. Put it in plane mode or something.

  • 2. Re: Going to Japan; data roaming questions
    wingland Sprint Employee
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    If you want to avoid the crazy roaming charges, set it to 'airplane mode', then turn WiFi on.


    That'll keep the 3G/4G radio off while keeping the WiFi on.


    (at least it works that way on the Epic)

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