Yeah. Turning off cellular data just means you're turning off Internet access over your cell phone network. You can still turn on wifi. The difference between turning off cellular data and turning on airplane mode is that airplane mode doesn't allow calls or texts to come through while turning off cellular data does.
How do I turn off international roaming on my iPhone?
Apple iPhone 4 (iOS 9.2)
- Touch Settings.
- Touch General.
- Touch Cellular.
- Touch the Data Roaming slider to change the setting.
- If data roaming is on, touch the slider to turn it off.
- To switch the network off completely, touch the Cellular Data slider so that it changes from on to off.
- Cellular data is now off.
Do you have to turn mobile data off when abroad?
Turn off roaming. The easiest way to avoid passive or active data download while abroad is to turn off data roaming. Mobile models vary, but the below screenshots show how to do this on an iPhone 5. Go to Settings > Cellular > and switch the “Data Roaming” and “Cellular Data” options from green (on) to white (off).