Greetings all --
I'm looking for a very simple layman's explanation for using my Iphone 5 on my upcoming trip. I've previously taken it abroad, and maybe just lucked out or guessed on the fly about data usage. But I'd like to be more knowledgeable this time. I signed up for an international plan with my carrier (Verizon) during my trip for a monthly fee.
So here's a hypothetical. I'm out and about the city and there is no Wi-Fi hotspot. And I have turned off "Cellular Data" under Settings or switched on "airplane mode." (By the way, what's the difference? * ) I now need to go online and make a reservation for tomorrow's visit to a museum for a timed entrance and let's say I don't want to wait until I am back at my hotel. What do I do?
Let's then say I need to call someone right away while I am out. Can I just use the phone as a phone by doing something?
*Airplane mode turns off cellular data roaming, but doesn't it also turn off wi-fi right? So then, what?
I'm a bright guy, and can't be the only one who finds this technology confusing. I understand using wi-fi in a hotel (with password and network) but using in on the go is what I don't quite get.