We are going to Portugal in April and renting a mobile hot spot. I've never used my phone overseas so want to make sure I don't have any surprises! We plan to use our phones for the internet, GPS, and phone calls/texting/sending pictures to people who have WhatsApp on their phones. I have a few questions ...
What settings do I need to change on my phone to avoid any extra charges for roaming, etc. and how do I do that?
How do I set up the phone to accept the rented mobile hot spot?
I was thinking about setting up the Verizon international option ($10/day if you use it) in case we had to make an emergency phone call. Would I need to change any of the above settings on the phone if I had to make a call this way?
It sounds like you are going on an exciting trip. Making sure that you are covered for this trip is important. Are you renting a mobile spot from a local provider in Portugal? If so, to prevent roaming charges the best thing to do is place your device in Airplane Mode. Mobile Hotspots are portable Wi-Fi devices. Simply connect to the Wi-Fi network for that device. Click here for instructions on connecting to Wi-Fi? http://spr.ly/6606EkO9a
You would need to enable roaming to use the TravelPass option. Click here for instructions: http://spr.ly/6607EkO9x.