Turn ON / OFF and Manage Data Roaming and Services / Traffic on Sony Xperia ZL, T, J, Z, E, S, P, U & L

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In this article we will discuss how to turn the data roaming on and off on your Sony Xperia, and other services that will make your traveling experience worry free.

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Turn ON Data Roaming

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    From the main menu of your mobile, tap the "Applications" icon.
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    From "Applications," tap "Settings".
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    From "Settings," under "Wireless & Networks" tap "More".
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    Under "More" tap "Mobile Networks".
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    Then, tap "Data Roaming".
    Now the box will then have a check, and a pop-up window will appear. Tap "Yes".
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    Your Data Roaming should now be ON.
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Turn OFF Data Roaming

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    From the main menu of your mobile, tap the "Applications" icon.
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    From "Applications," tap "Settings".
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    From "Settings," under "Wireless & Networks," tap "More"
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    Under "More," tap "Mobile Networks".
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    Then, tap "Data Roaming" and the box will be unchecked.
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    If you want to totally turn off Data Traffic, then tap "Mobile Data Traffic"
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    Your data services should now be turned OFF.
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Manage Data Usage

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    From the main menu of your mobile tap the "Applications" icon.
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    From "Applications," tap "Settings".
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    From "Wireless & Networks," tap "Data Usage".
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    From "Data Usage," tap "Mobile Data Limit".
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    A popup window will appear.
    Tap"OK".
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    Then, tap "Data Usage Cycle".
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    A drop down menu will appear to provide an option for changing the cycle date.
    Tap "Change Cycle".
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    You can then select your preferred date.
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    After selecting your preferred date, tap "Set".
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    Then, tap the warning.
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    Now select your preferred data usage warning.
    This is your preference to remind you of how much MB you have already used, and if you're almost at your limit or set limit.
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    After selecting your preferred data limit, tap "Set".
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    Then, tap "Limit" to set your limit.
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    Then, select your preferred set and change your usage and limit.
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What is Roaming on a Sony Xperia J Phone?

Data roaming enables your mobile phone to still retain its services under your provider, even if you are in another country. These services include messaging, calling, internet browsing and other data functions. Please note that charges will apply if you enable this feature. This is how it is done on a Sony Xperia J.

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Enabling Your Roaming Service

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    On the home screen, tap on the "Applications" icon on the middle of the screen.
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    Tap "More" and go to "Mobile Networks".
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    Tap on "Data Roaming".
    A popup will appear, reminding you that this action may incur significant charges on your bill. If you agree, tap on "OK".
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    It will now show a tick on the Data Roaming box, indicating the service has been enabled.
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Managing Your Data Usage

Since data roaming may rack up significant charges on your bill, you can set up your Sony Xperia J to better manage your data usage. It will help a lot if you are able to monitor and control your data usage so you can prevent your bill from going up too high. Here's how.

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    On the Home screen, tap on the "Applications" icon in the middle of the screen.
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    Go to Settings and select "Data Usage".
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    Tap "Set Mobile Data Limit".
    A warning will pop up saying that your data service will be disabled when you reach the limit you are about to set. Tap on "OK" to continue.
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    Tap on "Data Usage Cycle" to change the cycle date of your data service.
    You can skip this step if you want to stick with your current cycle.
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    Tap on the "Up" or "Down" arrow button to change the date of your cycle.
    Tap on "Set" to save the changes.
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    On the middle of the screen, you will see two lines.
    The red line, which is on the top, represents your current data limit. On the left side of the line is your current data limit. The yellow line below represents the usage ceiling that will give you a warning. On its left side is the exact data usage when the warning pops up.
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    Tap on the "Warning Limit" and use the "Up" and "Down" buttons to make any changes.
    Tap on "Set" when you're done. Now go to the usage limit and use the "Up" and "Down" buttons to either increase or decrease your limit. Tap on "Set" to save the changes.
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How do you Know if Sony Xperia ZL Roaming is on?

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    Tap "Applications" from the menu of your device.
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    Tap "Settings".
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    Go to "Wireless and Networks".
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    Tap "More".
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    Tap "Mobile Network".
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    Look at the check box of data roaming in "Mobile Network".
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    If the box is checked, then it means the roaming is ON.
    If it is not checked, then it is OFF.
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What is the Mobile Data Traffic Limit on Sony ZL Phone?

The mobile data traffic limit is the given amount of data set to get in and out of the device within a specified period of time. Sony ZL phone has no specific mobile data traffic limit, but the user can set the limit as desired. To set the mobile data traffic limit on the Sony ZL phone, follow these procedure:

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    Get to the home menu on your device.
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    Tap "Applications".
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    Tap "Settings".
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    Tap "Data Usage".
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    Tap "Mobile Network".
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    Choose the network you'd like to use.
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    Tap the "Set Data Limit" box so it is checked.
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    Tap "OK".
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    Drag the line of the "Data Usage Limit" as you desire.
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    You have successfully set your data limit.
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What is the Sony Xperia E traffic limit?

The Sony Xperia E traffic limit is the amount of controlled data to and from your Sony Xperia E mobile device within a given period of time. For instance, you can control the amount of data you want to use on your phone for a period of one month. There is no specific data limit to Sony Xperia E but the data can be controlled to the desired amount by the mobile user, depending on the kind of SIM in use and the amount of data required by the user. To set and control data limit in Sony Xperia E, follow this simple procedure:

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    Go to the Home menu on your device.
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    Tap "Applications".
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    Tap "Settings".
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    Tap "Data Usage".
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    Tap the mobile network you would like to use.
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    Tap the "Set Data Limit" box so that it is checked.
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    Tap "OK".
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    Drag the line of the "Data Usage Limit" as you desire.
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    You have successfully set your data limit.
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Turn off Roaming in Xperia J

To turn off roaming on Xperia J, follow the same procedure mentioned above for turning off the data roaming. Simply follow these steps:

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    Go to the home menu of your device.
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    Tap "Applications".
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    Tap "Settings".
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    Tap "Wireless and Networks".
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    Tap "More".
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    Tap "Mobile Networks".
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    Tap "Data Roaming".
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    The box will be unchecked indicating you have turned off roaming.
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How to Change Data Roaming Cycle

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    From the home menu of the device, tap "Applications".
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    Tap "Settings".
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    Tap "Data Usage".
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    Tap "Set Mobile Data Limit" and tap "OK" after reading the warning.
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    Tap "Data usage cycle".
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    Tap "Change cycle".
    Then choose your desired dates for your new settings.
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    Tap "Set" and you have changed the data roaming cycle.
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How Do I Know How Much Data Traffic I've Gone Through on My Xperia J?

To know the amount of data traffic that has gone through on your device, you need to view your data usage settings and calculate the amount of data you have used so far.

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    Tap "Applications" from the main menu of the device.
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    Tap "Settings".
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    Tap "More".
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    Tap "Mobile Data Traffic".
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    Tap "Data Traffic Limit".
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    You will be able to see your data limit within a given period of time.
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    Now calculate your data limit for the period required.
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Xperia Roaming Pop Up

Xperia roaming pop up is the window that appears when a user is searching for data roaming network manually using an Xperia phone device. The pop up window prompts you to get to the search mode from the network operator, and then you'll be able to manually select a network. To get to that pop up menu through your Xperia device from the main menu, follow the procedure below:

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    Tap "Applications" from the main menu of the device.
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    Tap "Settings".
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    Tap "More".
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    Tap "Mobile Networks" then select the network you need to use.
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    Tap "Network operators".
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    The pop up window appears immediately.
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    Now tap on "Search Mode" from the network operators.
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    Tap "Manual" to select the network manually.
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    Select the network.
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Questions and Answers

While calling, I always get popup window of roaming alerts.

Every time I call someone, I get the same message. How can I disable that?

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Hi, I have the Sony Xperia E. Data limit won't work.

I'm trying to get the mobile data to work. Mobile data is on. Set mobile data limit is on. I've chosen the date cycle and it still won't work. If you could help me it would be very much appreciated. I have 2g of data limit that I cannot use. What would you recommend I do?

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Instead of performing a manual setting of your data limit, just ask your service provider to do it for you. You are more likely not able to do it because your service provider is the only one authorized to do so and they have made it impossible for customers doing it themselves. Having your service provider set the limits for you will also be more reliable.

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Hi, I want to stop Roaming warnings at the time of call.

Please help on this issue

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Hi, thanks. The problem is I have no tick on my data roaming box, because I am using Lycamobile which requires roaming, I cannot use it.

I go to settings, then to mobile networks, and on data roaming box there is no tick, so I am not able to choose it. Any suggestions, please?

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Managed Roaming. Network with limited service found. Phone can't get network. I have tried to insert and remove the SIM card but the same problem exsists.

Can you help?

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Hi, can you help? I've got a problem. When I use my phone it takes my money and not my data?

Any ideas?

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How can I disable the data roaming notification on Sony Z1?

The problem is, when I turn OFF the data roaming, the notification about data roaming shows all time. It's irritating. What can I do? I don't want roaming ON, or the roaming notification on my Sony Z1. What can I do?

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The problem is I am getting popup messages for "managed roaming (SUB1) - do you want to initiate network search"?

I am using YU5010 mobile. Please help me turn off those popup messages.

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