53 iPhone in Ireland
Episode Guide – Podcast #53 Using Your iPhone in Ireland
Corey has returned from Ireland and he’s sharing some of your comments and feedback. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen.
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Intro – Opening song: “The Devil’s Bit” Theresa Larkin and Noel McQuaid
Preview of Episode #54 Using Mobile Phones in Ireland
Calls – International plans range from 99 cents to $1.99 per minute
Visual Voice Mail
Why AT&T advises users to turn off their iPhone when not taking calls
Internet and Email
Our “Edge” network coverage
iPhone 2G vs iPhone 3G
Maps are often labeled by townlands
Map View vs Satellite view
Visit Google Maps to sample
Free WiFi at Shannon Airport (not free at Dublin Airport)
Free WiFi access in Ireland is limited
WiFi in Hotels and B&Bs – Realize there may be passwords, dead zones and technical difficulty
Data Roaming OFF or ON
Easy to email photos
Liam’s case study – anniversary gift & Father’s Day
Liam’s iPhone photo gallery
Liam’s PhotoBlog using the Flickr App
Blogging with the iPhone – www.flickr.com/photos/irishfireside/sets/72157606114432995/
Photo blogging: Clare Glens and Dingle Boat images
Limitations of the camera
AT&T service 1-800-331-0500
Checking the usage status right on the iPhone
3G? & using the iPhone in Ireland and around the world
Close – “Wissahickan Drive” Theresa Larkin and Noel McQuaid
NOTE: Shortly after recording this episode, there was a problem with our bill. Although Liam set up his international data plan for 3 months, AT&T somehow turned it off somewhere between days 30 and 40. That bill just arrived and included expensive per KB data roaming charges.
Fortunately, a call to AT&T quickly remedied the situation.
NOTE 2: It’s a year later, and the exact same problem occurred… the international data plan was turned off after 30-some days. A call to AT&T turned a $550 bill into $120 (Liam went slightly over the data limit of his plan… even though he was diligently checking his usage on the AT&T MyWireless Mobile App – it’s always about 48 hours behind).
Although no one from AT&T would acknowledge the “auto-reset” of the international plan as a known “glitch,” I suspect their system automatically “resets” international data plans after the first full month’s billing cycle (the dates on my bill seemed to reflect this).
Anyway, I hated having to make the call, but it was fixed before I hung up and I didn’t have to argue with anyone.