Turn Data Roaming ON on Samsung Galaxy S3

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Do you like to travel? Or maybe you just simply travel a lot because you need it for your work or any other activities. If you want to stay connected using the same number wherever you are then all you have to do is turn on or enable the data roaming of your mobile. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S3 then in this article we will show you how you can enable the roaming for your mobile.

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Where will data roaming be applied? Certain countries or areas?

Anytime you take a mobile device outside of the registered service area, or home network, and into visited network, it is considered to be roaming. Roaming allows a device to stay connected to the data network without losing connectivity when out of range of the home network. Networks can be regional or restricted to countries depending on where you live. For example, an American traveling within the European Union is very far outside the home network and will be roaming while visiting Europe.

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Does it cost extra to use data roaming?

Any data used through the visited networks will be charged to the user at a higher rate based on the fees associated with visited cellular networks. The fees associated with roaming will be described within the roaming agreement of your device contract. Each service provider has their own fees and tariffs based on region and geography of the home and visited network. Check with your service provider to learn the exact costs of roaming data with your device.

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Turn On Data Roaming

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    Tap the "Apps" which is located on the lower right corner of your mobile.
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    From your apps menu, tap "Settings."
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    Tap "More Settings."
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    Scroll down to locate and tap "Mobile Networks."
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    Tap "Data Roaming."
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    Tap "OK" from the popup window.
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    Your Data Roaming should then be turned on, and it should look like the image below when it is on.
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Turn Off Data Roaming

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    Tap on "Apps," which is located on the lower right corner of your mobile.
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    From your apps menu, tap "Settings."
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    Tap "More Settings."
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    Scroll down and then locate and tap "Mobile Networks."
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    Tap "Data Roaming."
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    Your data Roaming should then be unchecked again, and should be off.
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How to Know When Data Roaming is Turned On or Not

Your phone will roam to connect to another network provider when abroad. This is because you are outside your usual network coverage area. When Data roaming option is on, you will receive calls, texts, emails, updates and push notifications no matter where you are. The catch, however, is that you will incur substantial charges from your provider for roaming to another network.

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On the other hand, if your data roaming is off, you will not receive notifications, emails, calls and updates or access the internet. Therefore, you will incur zero charges.

Questions and Answers

I followed the instruction. however my phone is not showing the same that is on here for me to follow?

What am I doing wrong.. I am following the directions but its still not working?

If you have followed carefully all the directions stated above and it's still not working, you have to check if you have set your Roaming with your service provider, or if your SIM is capable of Roaming. Some Network providers require you to activate the Roaming services of your SIM before going out of the country. You can contact your Service provider and ask for the status of your Roaming. Once your Roaming is activated, you can follow again the steps stated above.

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Hi. we are on vacation in Florida. trying to send Gmail on my Samsung g3 but it just stays in sending mode?

Do I have to change configuration to successfully send a Gmail message, when away from home??

You do not need to change the configuration because it should be able to work the same in any country. However, the most common reason for this kind of problem is poor internet connection. The internet signal is not strong enough to be able to finish transmitting the message. You would have to restart your computer to try refreshing the signal. If it's still the same, you have to consider hooking to another network which is stronger.

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and have a contract with ASDA but can't use internet unless connected through WiFi?

As above. Can't use packet data only can access internet through WiFi

If the settings below do not work, please contact ASDA for the newest settings (they are all in the step 9).

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    Press the home button.
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    Press the menu button.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "More networks" .
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    Tap on "Mobile networks".
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    Tap on "Access Point Names".
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    Press the menu button.
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    Tap "New APN".
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    Here are the data for the Internet (tap on each field to modify it):
    • name: "ASDA Internet";
    • APN: "everywhere";
    • user name: "eesecure";
    • password: "secure";
    • MMSC: "http://MMS/";
    • MMS Proxy: "149.254.201.135";
    • "MMS Port": 8080;
    • APN type: "internet+MMS" or "*".
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    Tap on the menu button.
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    Tap on "Save".
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    Enable the newly-added APN by tapping on it.
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    Restart the phone.
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How do I turn off the data roaming on a Galaxy S3 from total wireless?

I go to settings/ more settings/mobile networks and then the only choice on the screen is mobile data. There is no choice for roaming to turn off or on. So is there another way to turn it off. I changed phones recently but not companies or networks so I don't understand why it is roaming when it wasn't before.

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On my SG3, I only get internet when connected to WiFi?

When I get only a cell connection, I cannot get on internet. When I go to Settings/More Settings/Mobile Networks/ I cannot turn Roaming on or off. Roaming says "Not Roaming" and it is in very faint (not highlighted) text and seems to not allow me to invoke any response by tapping on it

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Want to go somewhere in settings where you can get an alert that you have gone over your data?

Just trying to search for this. I want to see on my phone what the data period is. Friend says she has on her son's phone a setting that when he goes over his 5 GB he will be advised and there's a place where you can put in the exact billing period?? Thank you.

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I have a new Galaxy 3. I am not able to access the internet for searches, Google maps, etc. when I am not at home or work on my wireless internet. Is this called "roaming" when I want internet other than these 2 places?

If so, how do I turn it on? Other websites tell me to go to settings, more networks, then press the roaming button. However, I do not have a roaming button on this screen nor any other screen. Any advice?

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I want to check if my phone can do video calls?

I want to check if my phone can do video calls to other phones

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Why don't I have any access to any of my apps?

My phone says I lost data connectivity because I left my home network with data roaming turned off.

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Why I am having roaming data issues?

I keep having roaming data pop up and I keep having to select a city. It happens multiple times a day no matter if the phone is sitting still or isn't even in use.. I have tried: I've tried turning roaming data on and it still happens as well as even turning it off. It happens no matter what. I think it was caused by: T-Mobile needs better coverage

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Turn off mobile phone, keep mobile data on?

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I cannot connect to Google play store?

When I push Google play store app, it acts like it is going there, but it never does. it stays like that until I get frustrated and click it off. my phone is an S3 Galaxy, thank you. I have tried: Going from my app shortcut, and from the website itself.. I think it was caused by: I do not know

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When we get to Roaming, directly underneath it says no Roaming. It doesn't allow us to click anything to assure us its turned off. Does this mean it is off and we have no data roaming?

When we get to Roaming,directly underneath it says no Roaming. It doesn't allow us to click anything to assure us its turned off. Does this mean it is off and we have no data roaming. I have tried: As described. I think it was caused by: I have just traveled to UK today

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Verizon cut off my data while I was on a trip to China. I need to know how to re-enable data roaming. No love from Verizon *611 support line?

My data was cut off by Verizon while on a trip. I hit the max roaming data usage.. Now I need to turn it back on, but can't find out how.. My settings are correct, but Verizon has me cut off.. Having trouble contacting them about this.. Any suggestions?. I have tried: Checking my settings - they are correct for data roaming, mobile networks, advanced calling, data usage. All correct. Called *611 Verizon support - this is an automated call support line, there isn't an option to turn data back on after it's been cut off.. I think it was caused by: Verizon cut off my data after I reached the limit for global roaming (0 they cut you off). I can get messages & mail, but can't surf the web because my data is cut off. It's an account management issue with Verizon, but I can't get through to them. So I guess the problem is that they don't have individual support.

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My phone is not reading my SIM card, I put my SIM in there and it says insert SIM card and it is?

Can you please help me, I don't know what to do, its making me mad. I have tried: Every thing. I think it was caused by: I don't know what caused it to do this

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