Questions tagged [roaming]

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 connection.

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Speed up network selection

I am living on the border between two countries and consequently I often have to manually select a network, either from one country or from the other country. My issue is that searching for the ...
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Cannot choose different cellular network while on roaming

I am an EU citizen visiting a different country now (but still in EU), in the country's capital. For my travels I have bought a data pack from my provider (I don't have/use data otherwise). Now ...
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VoWifi over UMTS/HSPA/LTE on second SIM?

Can VoWifi use the internet connection over the second SIM? Backstory: a while ago I was traveling abroad. The roaming costs are astronomical. As my ISP provides a VoIP (SIP protocol) service, I ...
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Switch from Wifi to mobile data while roaming

We use international SIM cards in our our standard Android phones (SAMSUNG XCover4s). When they opperate in a weak Wifi environment, we would like them to be supported by the mobile data connection or ...
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Side effects of Android CarrierConfig reporting a foreign network as ”not roaming”

Android has a system app, CarrierConfig, which sets certain network parameters based on the carrier which supplied the currently inserted SIM card. Among others, the CarrierConfig app can tell Android ...
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Where can I find the list of networks considered not roaming?

Some time ago, back in the days of CyanogenMod, I stumbled across a list of network combinations which were not considered roaming. Usually, Android looks at the MCC and MNC of the SIM card and ...
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Is there any way to check if 4G/LTE is broken in LineageOS (FP2)?

Situation I have a Fairphone 2. I recently installed Lineage OS 17.1 I have a UK phone provider. I am in Germany for the next few weeks. I am not able to connect to German networks with 4G (that ...
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disabling data roaming on Nokia 6.1 (Android 10), service provider o2 (UK)

I'm in Japan with my Nokia 6.1, running Android 10. My service provider is o2 (in the UK). I've done everything I can find to disable data while here: Settings / Network & Internet / Mobile ...
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Deeper Reset than Factory?

I have a Galaxy S7 which I purchased from Virgin Mobile a few years ago. Recently, because of international travel to Mexico and Canada I had it unlocked and now have an AT&T account. However, ...
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How can I force Android to connect to the network of current country?

I live in country A and work in country B. I have a mobile phone contract from country A. A and B are both in the EU so there are no roaming fees at all. During the day I have no network problem, the ...
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can't remove roaming letter above signal bars

I've researched a lot and I can't find any solutions to this problem. A couple of months ago I traveled by plane, and when I arrived and turned off airplane mode (I have it always turned on) I had ...
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International roaming, forbidden networks, hidden sim toolkit on one plus 5T

I have used international roaming many times before with my one plus 5T and my native Vodafone India providers roaming plan. But this time I landed in Germany and it did not work. I've been trying ...
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Can airplane mode be maintained during a system update?

When traveling internationally, it's often a good idea to put the phone in Airplane Mode before departure, activate wi-fi as needed, and leave the phone in Airplane Mode until returning to one's home ...
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How to define a preferred Mobile Network?

Here is the situation: I live close to a border between to countries, one being under EU laws, the other being neutral, except when it comes to economical wars. I have a phone contract in the EU, ...
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Fast Roaming Protocols (802.11k, 802.11r, 802.11v)

Does Android support the 802.11 specifications that allow fast roaming, i.e. prevent dropouts as you move between access points? If so, on what hardware and in what version? 802.11k assists the device ...
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How to manually set a roaming network (Pixel 2)

I am having trouble setting a specific roaming network on my Pixel 2. These are my options in the Mobile Network settings. Does anyone know how to set the roaming network here?
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Infinity loading of centrain Google Apps on Italian SIM

I have OnePlus 5 (Android 8) phone and I have 1 SIM slot with my home SIM and 2 SIM slot with Italian Prepaid card with internet data. I am getting infinity loops when I am using centrain Google apps....
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One WhatsApp account, 2 phone numbers

Let's say I have a number in my country and WhatsApp account associated with it. I want to travel far away, where roaming would be ridiculously expensive. Is it possible that I can buy a SIM card ...
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wifi roaming in android os oreo 8.0

I am checking the wifi roaming behaviour of android os, for this test my setup like this: I have two APs (T1 and T2) having same SSID, channel and security configuration. I am using Xiomi mi A1 phone ...
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Force android 7.0 into roaming for better connection

I do a daily commute to work from country A to B. My mobile is from a phone company in country B, and travelling into B, the switch between country providers is handled rather gracefully. The problem ...
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Android Wifi Roaming always on

I have a problem with an Android device with multiple access points. The device loses the connection to the Wlan network sporadically. If I make the following setting, the wlan connection will ...
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What is the difference between Mobile Data and Data Roaming?

I just need some explaintions regarding these Mobile Data and Data Roaming. Turning-on the Mobile Data alone won't let me go online. So, I need to enable the Data Roaming first before my Smartphone ...
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Continually scanning for network drains battery, but I've got network?

My Google Pixel's battery has been draining rapidly the last few days. When I look at the battery usage chart, it shows almost-entirely red for "Mobile Network Signal". That makes sense: scanning for ...
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What is a 'global' phone? (ex: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge model SM-G935F)

Is the 'global' model of a phone the same thing as an 'international version?' I'm shopping for an S7 edge, and I've heard all over the internet that the international version doesn't work with ...
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How do I tell whether my phone is roaming?

How do I tell whether my phone is roaming, preferably on the lock screen?
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"You have lost data connectivity because you left your home network with data roaming turned off" notification appears

My phone is a Huawei Ascend Mate7. I get the following notification whenever I turn on my 4G connection: Data lost You have lost data connectivity because you left your home network with data roaming ...
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How to stop android using roaming data when it's disabled?

There is a well documented phenomena of Android users getting charged for data roaming abroad when data roaming is explicitly disabled on their phone. `So-called ghost-roaming (Geister-Roaming). In ...
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GPS when roaming with no data

What kind of GPS functionality should I expect on a roaming Android device that has mobile data disabled when I am abroad? I have just found myself a bit stuck with Google Offline Maps because my ...
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Phone is trying to store incoming SMS messages on SIM card

My Nexus 5X has stopped being able to receive SMS messages. Every time I'm supposed to get a text, I instead see a notification: "SIM card storage is full -- No more space for SMS messages on SIM card....
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How do I force Google Play Store to download new apps on a roaming mobile connection?

I am often on a roaming mobile connection, and I have found that Google Play Store does not allow you to install apps while roaming. Clicking the "Install" button puts the app in a "Downloading..." ...
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Count roaming data

I am traveling to foreign country and I have activated data roaming. How can I track data usage in roaming? I want to know if I have used 10% or 50% or more of my data. One way is to write a note ...
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Can the Network Operator know my whatsapp number on roaming?

If I am roaming and change the SIMcard, is the original Whatsapp data stored anywhere? Is there any way for -let's say the police- to track down all places I have traveled to?
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Forced into roaming

I have a HTC One M7 that I use on Sprint. My issue is that I am forced to have my phone in roam mode for it to function. I currently have Automatic selected because in Home only mode I have no ...
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How to hide roaming network icon from Status bar?

I'm using Lava Iris Atom 2 phone with Vodafone's SIM. I'm in home network. Problem is, I see the roaming icon in the Status bar. I tried all the settings like select network or hide roam. If I ...
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How to avoid roaming question on dual-sim calls?

I have a mobile phone with a dual-sim slot and I inserted a SIM in each of them.One of the SIMs get logged in in national roaming which is ok as there is a cooperation between my native service ...
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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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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 was an option called Preferred Networks, and I have ...
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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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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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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 disable data roaming notification? ('solved')

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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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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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. Instead ...
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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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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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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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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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"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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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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