What is Roaming?
How Does Data Roaming Work?
The Definition of Roaming
How Do I Get Charged?
Why Does Roaming Costs So Much?
How To Avoid Roaming Charges?
We highly recommend to disable the roaming function on your smartphone so you can avoid horror stories like the one above.
Settings > Wireless & Networks > More- Mobile networks > ‘Data Roaming’ off.
Settings > Cellular Data > Cellular Data Options > Roaming Off.
Settings- Mobile Network > Data Roaming Options > Don’t Roam
Be aware that menus can differ from phone to phone. Generally the paths look similar to the examples above though. If you want to be 100% sure that you do not rack up any additional costs, simply turn on the airplane mode.
Go Wi-Fi Only
You can try to put your cell phone on flight mode and connect it to a Wi-Fi network each time you have the opportunity. There are many places like cafés, shopping malls and parks where you can connect to a free Wi-Fi network.
Get a Local SIM Card
These type of cards offer cheaper rates than any international roaming charge. You can make voice calls, send text messages or browse the internet at the lowest prices. And here are the good news: if you receive any of these services there will be no roaming fee!
Restrict Phone Usage Time
Making and receiving calls or text messages can be very expensive when traveling as much as browsing on the Internet. Simply restrict your time on the internet so you can avoid roaming charges that will hurt your wallet. Also, you can make a list of the most important things you need to do, so you will not waste your time and your money staying connected to the internet.
Keep Track of Data Usage
There are smartphone applications that monitor your data usage and give you a warning signal when you are about to reach your established limit. With these apps, you will not exceed your limit so you will avoid extra data roaming charges.
How Much Data Is Being Used For Each Activity?
|1 email without attachments||20KB|
1 email with attachments
Browsing Web (1 Min)
Download 1 Song
Upload 1 Photo
|Streaming SD Video (1 Min)||11.7MB|
|Streaming HD Video (1 Min)||41.7MB|
|Streaming 4K Video (1 Min)||97.5MB|
|Online Games (1 Min)||200KB|
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