1. hockey1299's Avatar
    I would like to educate the community about roaming. I have heard many people turning on Airplane mode when roaming. That is not necessary at all. I travel many times through out the year. I have never had a big bill if i had a bill it would be $20 or less worth of charges.. The way is to leave Mobile Network ON But leave Data Roaming OFF. At this point you will be able still to get incoming calls and texts. You dont get charged for incoming texts.You wont get charged for incoming calls aslong you dont answer them. But if you do answer texts or calls roaming rates can be easily trackable and controlled. Also it another good idea to maybe buy a travel pack if you want..
    08-28-2013 09:09 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I agree. Data Roaming, for a lot of people, should be disabled, but for some it may be necessary to have it enabled.
    08-29-2013 08:58 AM
  3. hockey1299's Avatar
    Ya it should be left OFF. But this should educate some people About it.


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    08-29-2013 06:03 PM
  4. jclisenby's Avatar
    I'm very confused about data roaming. I'm in Verizon and my data use is not considered roaming anywhere in the US. I guess if you travel out of the country, it may be an issue. If anyone can clarify roaming on modern networks for me, I would appreciate it.


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    08-29-2013 06:57 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm very confused about data roaming. I'm in Verizon and my data use is not considered roaming anywhere in the US. I guess if you travel out of the country, it may be an issue. If anyone can clarify roaming on modern networks for me, I would appreciate it.


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    You're not confused, sir, and what you stated is correct. It is the same for me, but some people are still on old plans or on carriers that still charge for roaming.
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    08-29-2013 07:05 PM
  6. hockey1299's Avatar
    I'm talking about outside your country roaming. The steps I outlined on my first post is very useful.


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    08-29-2013 07:25 PM
  7. hockey1299's Avatar
    Bump.....


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    08-31-2013 09:59 AM
  8. Massie's Avatar
    Bump.....


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    Why did you bump your own post?
    08-31-2013 10:19 AM
  9. hockey1299's Avatar
    Is that a Problem?


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    08-31-2013 10:20 AM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    Is that a Problem?


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    If you do it excessively: "Bumping - Bumping a thread means to post an innocuous reply to a thread in order to "bump" it to the top of a forum. Excessive bumping is prohibited, and is limited to once per 24 hour period."

    (http://forums.mobilenations.com/rule...uidelines.html)

    But usually people do it because they're trying to get a question answered, and it doesn't seem like you're asking anything. Just want to make sure you got all the info you need.

    By the way, I'm not sure your statement about not being charged for incoming texts/calls applies in all countries or on all plans. I would definitely suggest people check with their carrier before following this advice.
    08-31-2013 10:27 AM
  11. hockey1299's Avatar
    Just giving out helpful pointers. As most plans and carriers work this way.
    I don't like buying prepaid sims as it changes your # and no one knows you... I do what I said above and never had a bill unless I used the service..


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    08-31-2013 10:30 AM
  12. Massie's Avatar
    Can I ask where you're located?

    Edit: the reason I ask is because of issues like this, from AT&T's International Roaming FAQ:

    Q. How am I charged for voicemail calls while roaming internationally?

    A. Voicemail calls are charged as follows:

    When your device is on:
    Calls that you do not answer that are routed to the AT&T voicemail system will be charged as an international roaming incoming call to your device.
    In addition, the foreign carrier's routing of that call to the AT&T voicemail system may generate an outgoing call charge from your device's location to the U.S.
    These charges apply even if the caller disconnects from the voicemail system without leaving a message.

    If your device is turned off or in flight mode and the wireless network is off:
    When someone tries to call you, the call will go directly to your personal voicemail greeting.
    Since the network does not try to deliver the call to you in a foreign country, there are no international roaming charges.

    When receiving Visual Voicemail messages on your smartphone or Apple iPhone:
    Visual Voicemail messages received when roaming outside of the U.S. will be charged at international roaming data rates, either at the international pay-per-use data rate or against your smartphone or iPhone international data package.

    Now, I'm not an expert, and it could be that turning off Data Roaming does indeed curtail some of these chargesbut I would definitely double check with my carrier before leaving.
    Last edited by Massie; 08-31-2013 at 10:58 AM.
    08-31-2013 10:33 AM
  13. hockey1299's Avatar
    In located In Toronto Canada.
    Yes also you need to disable Voicemail when roaming. Unless you buy a travel pack then the minutes will be deducted from your travel pack minutes.


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    08-31-2013 10:54 AM
  14. Massie's Avatar
    Great point about not being charged for incoming texts, by the way!
    08-31-2013 11:03 AM
  15. hockey1299's Avatar
    Yes you don't get charged for incoming texts. For the calls part but a travel pack so if you get a voicemail it will be deducted from the travel pack minutes. And then your covered for all the charges! Just remember to leave Data Roaming OFF.

    This is the way I handle roaming aboard. As I don't like prepaid sims and like my own #.


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    08-31-2013 11:06 AM
  16. bxnextel86's Avatar
    I think you do get charge for incoming call even if you don't pick up. When I had Nextel back in the day. I was in the Dominican Republic and sometimes I will call my self. (I know but I was young). I had the i930. So when I came back. I called Nextel and I found out that I had 100 dollars of international. I was like but I only called like twice. They said when I get incoming calls they have to forward them to that Carrier tower and then I get the Incoming call. They just credit me back.


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    09-01-2013 05:06 AM
  17. hockey1299's Avatar
    Did you have voice mail? Because usually how it works is incoming calls are free as long you don't answer but if it goes to voicemail if you have it then you will get charged the whatever the rate is per minute. For texts as long you have some kind of texting plan that you use back home you won't get charged for incoming texts. But outgoing you will.



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    09-01-2013 11:59 AM
  18. bxnextel86's Avatar
    Did you have voice mail? Because usually how it works is incoming calls are free as long you don't answer but if it goes to voicemail if you have it then you will get charged the whatever the rate is per minute. For texts as long you have some kind of texting plan that you use back home you won't get charged for incoming texts. But outgoing you will.



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    I cannot remember. But I think I did. Bc it was so long ago. But I think I let it go to voicemail. Bc my Nextel change to orange. But yea.


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    09-01-2013 12:26 PM
  19. bxnextel86's Avatar
    The Nextel rate for International was like 2.50 per min in the Dominican Republic.


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    09-01-2013 12:29 PM
  20. hockey1299's Avatar
    Ya voicemail was your problem probably. Because you don't get charged for incoming texts or calls . I buy a travel pack when I leave so if I get a voice mail it deducts my minutes from the pack.


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    09-01-2013 01:59 PM

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