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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to forbid/ block Android from connecting to a certain phone provider

I need a way to block my phone from connecting to AT&T since my service provider in Canada only has a roaming plan in the US that uses T-mobile's network. I can force my phone to lock onto T-...
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Android devices take upto 10 minutes to acquire cellular reception after boot while roaming

When I boot android device having a SIM on roaming it took around 2-10 minutes to get cellular reception. I've tested this on multiple devices, similar behavior. One interesting thing is, if device is ...
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How do you get rid of data roaming pop up

I have a data roaming pop up every 5 mins on my S23 Ultra with T mobile service, I live Across Lake Erie From Canada, PLEASE!!! does anyone know how to get rid of it
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Proof that mobile data was disabled

I have a (rooted) smartphone running Android 7.1.2 and need to prove that over a certain period of time in the recent past (period of a few weeks within the last month), mobile data was disabled and ...
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Why won't my mobile data work in some countries that are covered by my plan?

I have a moto g(7) power with an international T-Mobile plan that is supposed to allow me to use my phone in most countries around the world without needing to get new SIM cards. This works most of ...
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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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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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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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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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