Data Roaming in US

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by wonga1127, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Location:
    Wishing for a magic bus.
    #1
    I currently live in the US and I just recieved a replacement iPhone for one with a faulty screen and the new one has trouble connecting to 3G networks in areas where there is for sure 3G data. I can connect by turning 3G off then on, so obviously there is coverage, and I was wondering if turning data roaming on will either 1) make my phone connect to 3G networks automatically and 2) make my bill more expensive or 3) if this is a problem that would require me to get another replacement. Thanks.
     
  2. Lucbert macrumors regular

    Lucbert

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    #2
    Data roaming has nothing to do with that. It's only for foreign countries like European Union and Japan.
    Do you have a 3G Data plan?
    Did you have 3G before you got the replacement?
    Where did you try it? ATT has some issues in NYC.
     
  3. wonga1127 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Location:
    Wishing for a magic bus.
    #3
    This is a brand new iPhone plan. I've had 3G since day one, which really wasn't that long ago (Jan. 2). I'm using it in a suburb of Chicago, for which AT&T shows 3G coverage by my house and around it. Before I got the replacement I was able to use 3G whenever I had a strong enough signal, so only when I was in basements or dead zones did I have trouble. My old phone connected to whatever was fastest.
     
  4. WPeterson macrumors member

    WPeterson

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    #4
    data roaming over 3g network? what the weird idea is!

    months ago, after i travelled to japan in roaming, i got a incredible $300 bill from AT&T. so what can i suggest? :mad:
     

Share This Page