I wanted to add a quick note about Wi-Fi. You can buy a little device (which I like to call a gadget) that will let you pick up any satellite in the area and access W-Fi. I have just realized that I have no idea what Wi-Fi actually stands for. Ah well.
Because I had previously bought a Vodaphone, I went ahead and got the Vodaphone gadget. I use it to make calls on my Android –on which, you’ll recall, I have magic jack installed. I paid 189 euros which included the price of the gadget and a year of service.
The good thing is that you don’t have to have Vodaphone or Tim mobile phones to be able to use the gadgets. They will work with any Android or iPhone. All you have to do is turn it on, and punch the gadget’s password into your phone or laptop or tablet. You can have up to ten devices connected at the same time.
One last thing: someone told me its better to keep your phone in airplane mode because if you don’t (and it isn’t unlocked for use overseas) your phone will be constantly searching for a wireless signal and you will be charged for that–which can get expensive. I have no idea if that is true or not, but I’ve kept my smartphone in airplane mode ever since. Better to be safe than sorry.
And you can still use the Wi-Fi and magic jack app even with the phone in airplane mode.
How cool is that??