Caslon, the addled and aged, wants to know if his iPhone will work in Europe.

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    Mar 23, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    It's a 3GS

    And how do I charge my phone over there? Is there a charging cord with a funny plug on the end?
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    Mar 23, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    Buy a adapter and yes it will.
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    Mar 23, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    It depends on what you mean by "work"...

    Given no other background on your iPhone, I'm assuming that you have a locked AT&T iPhone.

    In that case, you can use their roaming service. Your phone will definitely work there, but it will cost you a fortune.

    On the other hand, if you have an unlocked iPhone, then you can simply buy a pre-paid sim-card.

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    Mar 24, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    Yes, but.

    How much you'll pay for international roaming depends on whether you want to make voice calls only or also use txt and data. It's less if you sign up for AT&T international plans. But.

    From past experience with AT&T, I'd say that if you sign up for these monthly charges, you may have great difficulty having them cancelled when you return. (They will continue to charge, month after month, even after they've told you it's taken care of. There will always be some reason why you need to pay for nothing for "just one more billing cycle.")

    If it's "just for emergencies," or a rare call from home, just take the non-plan roaming charge hit. And use data only from WiFi hotspots. (e.g. don't use Google Maps. Use MotionX Apps, and pre-load the maps you'll need over WiFi.)

    About the power, all Apple power supplies can be plugged in to pretty much any standard power grid, anywhere. You just need a plug adapter. (Not a transformer.) This is NOT generally true of other gadgets and peripherals. Sometimes, it turns out to be very difficult to explain the difference between a plug adapter and a transformer to people who should know better. ( Also, if you're gong to have a rental car, you can obviously use the same cigarette-lighter adapter from home. )
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    Mar 24, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
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    Mar 24, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
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    Mar 25, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
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    See how brain dead I am. And I have no memory of having my phone in Germany last year.
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    Mar 25, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    Caslon18000 saidIt's a 3GS

    And how do I charge my phone over there? Is there a charging cord with a funny plug on the end?


    Yes there is a funny end but i am sure you can buy an adapter icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 25, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidWhere ya going? Enquiring minds want to know... just being nosey in other wordsicon_biggrin.gif

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    Mar 25, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
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