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| | Avoiding International VOICE roaming charges w/ Cingular
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I am travelling internationally and have upgraded to Cingular's international unlimited data roaming for $65/mo. All I am interested in doing is sending/receiving e-mails, not making/receiving voice calls. When I signed up for the plan, the Cingular rep told me that any call that I receive (even if I don't answer and it goes to voicemail) will be charged for roaming.
My question is this... Can I somehow disable the voice portion of my 8700c and only do data while I am overseas? I don't really need my voice line, nor do I want to pay $2/minute each time someone leaves me a voicemail. I see there is a "do not disturb" feature on my phone, but my guess is this is nothing more than "ignoring" a call to send it straight into voicemail, and hence, get charged for roaming.