I'll be overseas and don't want to be racking up roaming or whatever other charges. Typically I would use the Airplane mode, but I still want to be able to take photos that have the geo locations recorded.

So I want to know whether turning off Settings/Cellular/Cellular Data will take care of what I want (e.g. remove the chance that I'll be inadvertently charged for something)? It says Cellular Data...does it mean I have to turn off Cellular Voice somewhere or does this do the trick?

  • Cellular data is exactly what it says. It does not turn off the voice (phone calls)
    – Ruskes
    Mar 20, 2015 at 17:43
  • @Buscar웃 What do I do to turn off the phone calls? Mar 20, 2015 at 17:54
  • In that case take out the SIM card.
    – Ruskes
    Mar 20, 2015 at 18:18

2 Answers 2


Just remove your SIM. Then there's no chance of incurring any cellular charges, as you won't be able to connect to any network, but wifi and GPS should still work. (If you have a CDMA phone with no SIM then you can't roam anyway.)

  • That is the ultimate way, but it does disables making calls as well.
    – Ruskes
    Mar 20, 2015 at 17:52

As the name suggests, turning Cellular Data off will not disable calls. However, I do not really see a reason to also disable calls. As long as you do not make any calls yourself and do not answer any incoming ones, there won't be any roaming charges - even if your phone rings.

Alternatively you might want to talk to your mobile phone provider; these days they often offer very reasonable data and/or voice roaming packages.

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