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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 resource. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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'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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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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You have lost data connectivity because you left your home network with data roaming turned off

I get a "you have lost data connectivity because you left your home network with data roaming turned off " message whenever I turn on my 4G connection. The problem is my sim card if from the same ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use data on roaming

Some services/apps don't use mobile-data on roaming. Is there any way to make them think it isn't roaming or use mobile-data on roaming? I need this because, in India if you move from one state to ...