Originally Posted by barryhughes1
New to this forum so please excuse a basic question. I am going to be abroad in a few days time and I wondered if it is possible to disable emails on my 8700g whilst abroad (to avoid collecting and paying for spam) but still keep my device turned on? I see from the manual that I can turn the wireless off, but I believe that also turns the phone off.
I've found that the e-mail portion of the overseas charges are very reasonable. The e-mails come in as text so the data doesn't add up like browsing the web.
You should be more concerned about phone charges -- especially when a call goes into voicemail. I don't remember exactly how it worked, but before I went overseas I talked to TMO CS and they told me if I didn't answer a call I would be charged something like 1 minute for the original call, 1 minute to transfer the call back to the US voicemail system and then another 1+ minutes to retreive the voicemail. I told them to disable my voicemail and I only took important calls.