1. hockey1299's Avatar
    I'm just wondering what do you guys do when roaming? Do you shut off your phone totally or just leave Data Roamimg off? I personally just leave data roaming off, and maybe sometimes turn it on for a a min to check things.
    08-05-2013 10:59 PM
  2. jclisenby's Avatar
    I'm just wondering what do you guys do when roaming? Do you shut off your phone totally or just leave Data Roamimg off? I personally just leave data roaming off, and maybe sometimes turn it on for a a min to check things.
    What do you mean by roaming? I'm assuming you're on a small carrier that still has roaming. All the major carriers like ATT and Verizon no longer have traditional roaming. I am on Verizon so I never have to deal with roaming.
    08-05-2013 11:05 PM
  3. rayz336's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and I have data roaming set to on. I travel through rural areas so my iPhone roams quite a bit.
    08-05-2013 11:06 PM
  4. hockey1299's Avatar
    I'm on Rogers. I'm talking about actually roaming. Just wondering what you guys do? Just leave data roaming off? Or what? Just a general question.. For ex AT&T-Rogers
    08-05-2013 11:08 PM
  5. Guacho's Avatar
    Roaming overseas?? Last time I was in South America I turned off roaming in the iphone but somehow it connected to local networks and got texts and calls, I called at&t and asked them to disable the roaming option on my account and I now get a " No service" everywhere I go, this is good because you can still use wifi and gps ..
    08-05-2013 11:24 PM
  6. hockey1299's Avatar
    Ya data roaming just shuts off Data which is key to shut off. I want texts and calls. But you don't get charged for incoming texts. At least on Rogers you don't. As long you have a domestic texting plan.
    08-05-2013 11:28 PM
  7. Jemjee's Avatar
    I keep Data Roaming turned off. I live in the Detroit area, and sometimes when I'm near the Detroit River (which separates the US and Canada) I'll pick up a Telus tower. AT&T usually sends me a text letting me know that I'm outside of their network and that data is no longer covered by my plan.
    08-06-2013 08:30 AM
  8. mikeo007's Avatar
    I keep Data Roaming turned off. I live in the Detroit area, and sometimes when I'm near the Detroit River (which separates the US and Canada) I'll pick up a Telus tower. AT&T usually sends me a text letting me know that I'm outside of their network and that data is no longer covered by my plan.
    If you were to get a charge, you can *usually* dispute it successfully. I believe the big telcos have border agreements wherever tower range extends beyond national borders. I know if successfully disputed charges with Rogers several times. They were very good about it and didn't make a fuss at all.
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    08-06-2013 09:45 AM
  9. hockey1299's Avatar
    I just leave data roaming off when traveling. Always leave the network on.. So I can get texts and calls I know it costs money to answer the call or text but I know I won't get unknown charges..
    08-06-2013 02:27 PM
  10. hockey1299's Avatar
    Bump..
    08-07-2013 11:45 PM
  11. Jake90087's Avatar
    I am on Vodafone UK so when I roam in Europe I pay 3 per day for use of my plan normally. I'm in the USA right now so I have a SIM from T-Mobile to avoid horrendous charges. Basically data roaming on. Always.
    08-09-2013 10:25 PM
  12. hockey1299's Avatar
    You could use your USA Sim there but leave Data Roaming Off..
    08-10-2013 06:38 PM
  13. CDG's Avatar
    When I travel overseas, I buy one of the data roaming packages from AT&T. When I am there, I turn data roaming off but keep the phone on.

    I turn data roaming on to check my email etc twice a day or so. This has worked for me so far.


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    08-10-2013 08:14 PM
  14. hockey1299's Avatar
    Yes same. That's how to handle it.
    08-10-2013 08:38 PM
  15. TurboTiger's Avatar
    On VZ here. I keep Data Off when roaming.
    Good Luck
    08-10-2013 09:47 PM
  16. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and I don't have to deal with roaming.
    08-11-2013 02:10 AM

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