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Registered: ‎02-11-2018
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use phone in egypt

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i am going to Egypt on sunday and would like to use my phone to update facebook and send messages whats the best way to get data without breaking the bank

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Re: use phone in egypt

@kevb use a local SIM or WiFi only and keep phone on airplane mode.
Data is over £7 a mb!
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Re: use phone in egypt

Turn your phone onto flight aeroplane made take your voicemail off and use a local SIM or Wi-Fi would be best
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Re: use phone in egypt

@kevb Best thing to do to ensure you don't connect to any service in Egypt is to remove your sim and put it in a safe place until you return to the UK. You can use FB Messenger and WhatsApp over WiFi which won't cost you anything. If you plan to use a local sim, make sure your phone is unlocked before you leave.


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Re: use phone in egypt

Good morning @kevb, there's some great advice above so please have a look and let us know if you'd like any further help slight smile


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