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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How to turn off global roaming?

I have a mobile/tablet I obtained in Qatar. I came home to Thailand and put a Thai SIM card in it but it steadfastly refuses to budge off of roaming. I tried other carrier SIMs too but same problem ...
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HTC One M8 Sprint doesn't connect to roaming partners India

I am currently in India, and I'm not able to get roaming data with my HTC One M8 Sprint. I have tried several settings and several carriers but to no avail. I have called Sprint but their solutions ...
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Moto G Dual Sim Data Roaming Not Working

I have a moto G dual sim. I recently upgraded to Lollipop from Kitkat and I have the same problem as others. I cannot connect to Data Roaming. Wifi is no problem - I have checked the two boxes Data ...
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How to use MMS with disabled data roaming?

Can I disable all data except for MMS in roaming on Android 4.4 KitKat (Xperia Z1 Compact)? Disabling Data Roaming disables also MMS. I want to use MMS, but not any data (because of high expenses). ...
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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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How to disable data roaming notification?

Is there a way to disable data roaming notifications? I get them every few minutes when I'm working abroad. And it happens on every acceptable roaming setting (off/national), international roaming ...
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Preferred and forbidden networks on Android

In the days before Android, buried deep in the network settings of my old phone were two options called Preferred Networks and Forbidden Networks. These were used for roaming: when the home network ...
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Why does my phone say I am roaming when connected to my “home” network?

I recently got a new phone, the Elephone P7000 and it runs stock android 5.0. Everything seems to work perfectly apart from the fact that most of the time the top status bar says I am roaming. When I ...
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Can not enable data roaming

I am abroad and when I enable the Mobile data option, i get a warning triangle in the notification area with the text "You have lost data connectivity because you left your home network with data ...
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Data Roaming Notifications with Dual SIM Xperia Z3

I have the Xperia Z3 Dual. Android v. 5.0.2. SIM 1 is my local Dubai, UAE SIM, which is on a contract with Etisalat. SIM 2 is a pay as you go deal with EE in the UK. When I am in Dubai, SIM 1 is ...
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How to lock network operator or to never go on roaming, or get out of roaming as soon as possible

I work really close to a country border, and I do NOT want my phone to connect to other operators than mine. Sometimes the operator from my home country will be unavailable for a brief period of ...
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Android stuck on roaming mode

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900), with Android 4.4.2 installed on it. It was purchased through Partner (Israel) and I have recently moved to Germany for work. Upon my arrival, I purchased a ...
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find which app sync data in roaming

i am facing some issue in Nexus 5. In my phone some apps that used Mobile-Network for syncing the data in background but i don't know. Every 1 hour message is coming with data usage. But i don't ...
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How to enable international (roaming) data, but disable international calls?`

While android has some settings as far as disabling roaming completely, I would simply like to disable only calls (due to their expensive nature), and allow MMS/data via roaming - is there any way to ...
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Roaming Icon on Home-Network

I have an Xperia L mobile , I'm from India and having AirTel Network Connection. The problem is on the mobile network icon,it shows Roaming Symbol since I'm in home network.I made a call to the ...
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CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S5 and roaming

I'm getting a Galaxy S5, and would like to put CyanogenMod on it to eliminate the bloatware and get a preferred UI experience. Noticed a big warning on the wiki saying not to use it on Verizon and ...
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Ordered i9300 from eBay - need help to understand what's going on

I've ordered a new, unlocked i9300 from eBay, and I had some adventures with it: I've unpacked it, inserted my SIM, powered it on, and found out that the phone always thinks that I'm roaming. ...
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WiFi roaming not working on LG L3

I have an LG L3 smartphone that doesn't seem to roam correctly on our WiFi network. I started the WiFi Analyzer app to see what is going on. I see the phone is connected to one of the access points, ...
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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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Roam on certain countries, not in others

Android version 4.1.2. More and more mobile network providers seem to be offering "free" roaming, i.e. not having to pay additional charges when abroad. This is true only for some countries. My ...
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HTC Desire 816 dual sim - how to activate slot1 in roaming settings?

One of my sim card slots on my HTC desire 816 is not active and doesn't identify inserted sim card. I noticed that on the inactive slot1 settings, there is a number listed at bottom. How can I use ...
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Samsung GS2 suddenly can't pick up my network anymore, only other (roaming) networks

I've just moved to Ireland. I was going to keep using my Austrian Three mobile contract, which gives me 1 GB of data, 1000 min to call Austria and 200 international min under the Three Like Home ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...