Chapter 20

Taking the Fire with You

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding roaming

arrow Disabling data-roaming features

arrow Entering Airplane mode

arrow Saving stuff for offline enjoyment

arrow Contacting friends abroad

arrow Texting to and from other countries

arrow Going overseas with your phone

You’re in a land far, far away. The sun shines warmly upon your face. A gentle breeze wafts over crashing waves. You wiggle your toes in the soft, grainy sand. And the number-one thought on your mind is, “Can my phone get a signal?”

The vernacular term is bars, as in the signal bars you see when the phone is actively communicating with a cellular network. That network pretty much covers the globe these days. That means from Cancun ...

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