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Data in Roaming - tips, Sims and troubleshooting
« on: August 21, 2022, 06:24:03 PM »
Data in Roaming - tips, Sims and troubleshooting

I noticed that when traveling and using my allotted GB of data, despite being very careful, it slips away much quicker.
It also depends the country.

Anyone else realized this?

My opinion is that the same way that some operators charge calls per second or per minute, the same applies here, so let's say every connection is meant to be 20 byte, but the operator in Roaming might charge minimum per 1MB or more.


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Re: Data in Roaming - tips, Sims and troubleshooting
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2022, 06:26:09 PM »
Does your phones data tracker match the amount your carrier says you used?

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Re: Data in Roaming - tips, Sims and troubleshooting
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2022, 08:06:26 PM »
Data in Roaming - tips, Sims and troubleshooting

I noticed that when traveling and using my allotted GB of data, despite being very careful, it slips away much quicker.
It also depends the country.

Anyone else realized this?

My opinion is that the same way that some operators charge calls per second or per minute, the same applies here, so let's say every connection is meant to be 20 byte, but the operator in Roaming might charge minimum per 1MB or more.

What network/technology do you use at home vs. when you experience this loss via roaming? Could be the 3G data roaming is less efficient than LTE or 5G that you use at home (or vice versa)?

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Re: Data in Roaming - tips, Sims and troubleshooting
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2022, 01:02:22 AM »
What network/technology do you use at home vs. when you experience this loss via roaming? Could be the 3G data roaming is less efficient than LTE or 5G that you use at home (or vice versa)?

Since the earliest versions of internet I had such issues.
At home I'd use my phone several days before getting to 2 GB.
I was waiting to be picked up at EWR, and was about 20 mins on my phone (in Roaming) and I get a warning that 80% of the 1 GB in Roaming I'm getting for free has been used up.
I have by default no auto downloads, no auto loads etc. Obviously not watching clips.
Even WhatsApp doesn't download pictures automatically in Roaming...


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Re: Data in Roaming - tips, Sims and troubleshooting
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2022, 01:07:30 AM »
Does your phones data tracker match the amount your carrier says you used?

It's by default on 2GB warning.
Its not really relevant if I want to dispute anything.
The operator doesn't believe me.
They believe themselves and the data (info) they get from the foreign operator.
While it's common knowledge that foreign operators squeeze out whatever they possibly can from the travelers, no one mentions increased units of measurement, which in my opinion is the only logic I can attach to it.

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Re: Data in Roaming - tips, Sims and troubleshooting
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2022, 12:54:04 PM »
Recently fixed a roaming issue by switching my Note 22 from 5G to LTE
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Re: Data in Roaming - tips, Sims and troubleshooting
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2022, 01:58:20 PM »
Recently fixed a roaming issue by switching my Note 22 from 5G to LTE

Never touched 5G.

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