1. AC Question's Avatar
    If I understood correctly the "Airplane mode and WIFI mode", turning ON airplane mode will block off any communications whatever they are. However, if I turn on the WIFI, while still on airplane mode, I will be able to use internet and read my mails. What about giving and/or receiving calls ? I have a Galaxy s4.
    10-13-2014 02:42 PM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    That's what I do going abroad and works fine. Normal WiFi access without mobile (calls, SMS or data).

    If you go for a long time you could try buying a prepaid sim card over there. There are inexpensive and easy to have mobile data on the go.
    10-13-2014 02:56 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    When you switch aeroplane mode on is like taking your sim card out. So don't worry, you won't have to pay any roaming.
    10-13-2014 02:59 PM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    Ooops. Just forgot about your question. To make and receive calls just check with your carrier about network availability in France and roaming prices (not cheap).
    10-13-2014 03:17 PM
  5. KeepItReal's Avatar
    Groove IP is an app in the Playstore that allows you to get a phone number (will be a new number), and make calls over Wi-Fi. There are probably other similar apps. Turn on Airplane Mode, turn Mobile data off, turn off Wi-Fi and use Groove IP or something similar to make your calls over Wi-Fi while traveling.

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    10-13-2014 05:22 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    Or airplane mode on, wifi on and use Google Voice for phone calls. (The call will go internet to Google, then to a normal phone line to the person you're calling. It's like mobile VoIP.)
    10-13-2014 06:12 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Voip wise I recommend you Viber. Works great and now it includes video calls. Much better than Skype. Just make sure that the people you're going to call install it as well to make free calls and texting.

    I've got family in three different countries and believe me, Viber is just great.
    10-13-2014 06:25 PM
  8. KeepItReal's Avatar
    Google Voice or Groove IP do not require the other user to have an app installed, like Viper. You just make phone like it's a phone.

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    10-15-2014 10:32 AM

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