"Data Roaming" - is it enough?

MBHockey

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I'm headed to the Dominican Republic this weekend and want to know if this data roaming feature is realistically enough to stop my bill from going crazy while I'm there.

The feature description says it "may" keep data charges down... But that's not very reassuring.

Anyone had experience with this?
 

Sobe

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If I were going on such a trip, I would call AT&T and ask for written instructions on how to avoid such fees.

Then ask them to note my account that I am making all attempts to avoid such fees so that if something happens you have it on the record.
 

MBHockey

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I'm just going to take out the SIM card while i'm there, and only put it in to make phone calls.

Thanks.
 

pitch119

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I'm not sure what "data roaming" is. I've been overseas the last several months and ended up subscribing to a plan that gives me 20mb for $25/month. Without it, ATT charges $20/mb!! If you don't need the data, don't use it. You can turn off data roaming in the general settings so that it won't download off anything. That's what I do. You can also check to make sure by going to network usage.

Hope this helps.
 

sJv

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I am in Taiwan at the moment, and I have the data roaming turned off. I do not get the "E" icon at the top. Attempts to fetch email or browse the web while not connected to WiFi have failed. This leads me to believe that data roaming is, in fact, turned off. I'll check my account when I get back home.

-steve

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I'm headed to the Dominican Republic this weekend and want to know if this data roaming feature is realistically enough to stop my bill from going crazy while I'm there.

The feature description says it "may" keep data charges down... But that's not very reassuring.

Anyone had experience with this?
 

MBHockey

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Hmm, that's odd that wifi doesn't work. It should have nothing to do with the data roaming feature.
 

sJv

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Hmm, that's odd that wifi doesn't work. It should have nothing to do with the data roaming feature.
I guess I wasn't clear. All I was saying is that I can NOT connect to an edge network, hence no internet connectivity unless I am connected via WiFi. This is with data roaming off. I am taking this to mean that I should not get charged for edge data useage. I have not enabled data roaming to see if it works as I don't want to pay the charges!

-steve
 
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