I have a Moto G 1st gen, with call, text, + 3G service. I will be traveling to Colombia for 6 weeks and would like to be able to use this phone there if possible. Here is the information I have gathered from my searches:
-1st Gen is incompatible with most other SIMs, so buying a Colombian SIM card is not really an option.
-I can call and text US and Canadian numbers while I am abroad for no additional charge where WiFi is available.
-I can use WiFi only apps such as WhatsApp while I am abroad for no additional charge where WiFi is available.
This seems reasonable for me (as in, I don’t need much more than WhatsApp or limited access to US contacts). However, when I have brought this phone abroad previously, I get a message that says I am out-of-country and international roaming may apply. I’ve seen suggestions to turn the phone on airplane mode and manually allow WiFi.
Can someone walk me through this process, or provide any additional detail about using this phone while abroad?