In wireless telecommunications, roaming is a general term referring to the extension of connectivity service in a location that is different from the home location where the service was registered. Roaming ensures that the wireless device is kept connected to the network, without losing the ...

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Why does my phone have no data connection when roaming?

My mobile carrier in the US (Sprint) provides free domestic roaming for data and calls. However, whenever I am roaming, I have no data connection (in-bound and out-bound calls work fine). I am using ...
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“Data roaming” unchecked but connected to foreign network for data anyway

I am using a Galaxy Nexus LTE running Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with service from Verizon Wireless in the U.S. In Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile networks, I have: Data enabled: on Data roaming: ...
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My Samsung S3 I747 is always Roaming

I am having a large issue with my S3. I bought a brand new S3 from a trusted friend, he explained to me that it was with Bell originally, (original carrier). So when he sold it to me he also said he ...
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Microsoft Exchange Active Sync issue when roaming

I bought new Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Last week I went to a different state ( roaming). During roaming my office outlook mail is not syncing. Whole purpose of having Email on phone is gone. I don't ...
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Email sync on roaming

I use Samsung Galaxy Note with Android 4.0.3. When I am outside the home network i.e. On roaming, the phone is not able to sync with Microsoft Exchange. When I am back in Home network they get ...
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Am I consuming “roaming” services?

I've borrowed an Android phone so I can decide whether to buy one. I have a GSM SIM without a data plan, but I am using Wifi that is broadcast from my other smartphone which does have a data plan. ...
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How to prefer networks from a specific country to avoid roaming charges?

I've recently moved to the Geneva area on the border between France and Switzerland. I live in France where I have a French mobile (and home) phone contract, but work just over the border (within a ...
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Disable all mobile data-consuming apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Preventing mobile data use for select apps on non-rooted phone? I'm going overseas tomorrow, with a travel SIM that supports mobile data - but it will be a precious ...
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How can I control which apps are able to use the data connection while roaming?

I am planning a trip to abroad and need to use my Android phone while roaming. But i couldn't disable all data roaming because i need my company emails. So i want to disable WhatsApp, Facebook, ...
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How to make “poor man's roaming” by proxying cell calls to SIP or Skype?

What applications should I use to make the Android device to forward calls from cell network to SIP or Skype and back? One device ("Home") is expected to be left at home, serving as proxy; other ...
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Disabling ALL roaming?

It's relatively easy to disable data roaming on an Android device in the "Wireless & networks" settings section, but the phone still tries to connect to other services via roaming like voice and ...
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Can I make my phone recognize numbers in both international and local forms as equal?

In an earlier question, I asked how to handle international phone book entries while traveling internationally. The simple answer was simply to store phone numbers in their international form, which ...
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How To Stop Annoying “Cellular Network Not Found” Popup Prompt?

I am annoyed by this popup because if my cellular network service provider is unavailable, i don't want to use any others available. I just want to stop this popup interrupting my activity and only ...
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Any way to dial international calling codes automatically based on my location?

I do a fair amount of international traveling (currently mostly between the U.S. and Mexico, but will be visiting Europe, Africa, and South America soon, too), and am looking for a dialing app that ...
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How to improve tethering while travelling in a train?

While traveling in trains, I like to surf the internet via the mobile browser or via laptop that is usb tethered with the android phone. Many times I have realized that in rural areas with bad GSM ...
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Increase Wi-Fi Roaming Aggressiveness on Samsung Dart?

I have a T-Mobile Samsung Dart (which IIUC is a re-branded Samsung Galaxy Mini) and a Wi-Fi network in my apartment with two access points. When I make Wi-Fi calls while walking from one end of my ...
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Show when roaming Ice Cream Sandwich

Gingerbread showed a little R in the "signal strength bars" when roaming. Ice cream sandwich does not notify me when my phone is roaming (it just shows number of bars, but no R). I want the phone ...
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How can I turn off android market sync while roaming?

I had an issue with an travel now. I turned off sync on my android device and urned on data while roaming. I expected that no sync would occur while in this setting, but suddenly the automatic ...
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Enable data roaming only for specified providers?

I'm living in a country A. My mobile phone provider is located in country B. Unfortunately, I have to enable data roaming to work both in country A and country B. This doesn't costs my roaming costs, ...
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Is it possible to disable roaming entirely, not just networking during roaming?

When trying to google the solution to this I mostly just find instructions on how to disable data connections during roaming. To clarify why I'm asking, I have a contract with a small local phone ...
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How to avoid expensive roaming fees when going abroad with my Android?

Usually I like to bring my Android phone with me when going abroad. But I use it very carefully because I know that it is very expensive to consume data traffic and roaming fees, when I'm abroad. How ...