When you travel outside of your home wireless network, your phone will automatically place itself into roaming mode. Data roaming is when your phone is using a mobile network that isn’t owned by your provider of choice. This happens when you are out of the country, but can also happen in rural areas.
Most wireless carriers these days have agreements with other carriers to help you avoid roaming charges, including internationally. Before traveling, check with your company to find out exactly what you can do to prevent being overcharged. Know the facts prior to traveling so you can choose the best options for your budget.
Some providers charge you extra on your bill for using data while your device is roaming, which is why I am going to show you how to shut this feature off. Turning data roaming off (and then back on) on your Galaxy S10 is fairly quick and simple, so let’s get to it!
- Open your “Settings.”
- Slide down and choose “Connections.”
- Now choose “Data Usage.”
- Tap the “Mobile Data” switch to turn “Roaming” off.
When you are ready to turn it back on, follow these same steps and tapping the switch will turn data roaming back on.
How Do You Know if Your Galaxy S10 is Roaming?
If you aren’t sure whether or not you are roaming at any time, finding out is easy! Look up at your status bar. You will see the symbol below if you are currently roaming. If you see it, you can decide whether or not you wish to continue using data or if you should perhaps turn it off in your Settings as I outlined above.
Have you been traveling lately? Did your carrier allow you roam without extra charges?