1. Mayor McCheese's Avatar
    Let me clarify - I am NOT asking how to stop the device from data-roaming. What I am asking is how to stop it from connecting to non-home networks altogether.

    I am on WIND Mobile (I know its bad) and the phone constantly disconnects from WIND (because it can't find signal) and connects to foreign networks (Rogers, Bell, Telus).

    I HAVE ALREADY TURNED OFF DATA-ROAMING AND THIS ISN'T THE PROBLEM.

    I just want it to stop connecting to other networks altogether (even without using their data), and simply wait and try and re-connect to my home network (wind) when possible.

    I am sick of turning the antenna on and off hoping it will stay on wind or no signal and NOT connect to another network.

    Please and thanks!
    09-18-15 07:11 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    That's not really how your device was designed to work.. it's deisgned to connect to whatever network is available. The only way I can think of would be to turn your network selection mode in the settings>network to manual and choose WIND... or you know, the unlikely option of just ditching WIND since they don't seem to have the coverage.
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    09-18-15 07:36 PM
  3. rhoric's Avatar
    You need to read up on Wind. Wind shares with another network so if you lose your Wind network then it connects with the one available

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    09-18-15 08:30 PM
  4. Mayor McCheese's Avatar
    That's not really how your device was designed to work.. it's deisgned to connect to whatever network is available. The only way I can think of would be to turn your network selection mode in the settings>network to manual and choose WIND... or you know, the unlikely option of just ditching WIND since they don't seem to have the coverage.
    I have had manual selection on for a while now but that doesn't stop it.

    Yea I'm considering leaving wind. I really want to support their cause but it's getting really ridiculous how bad the signal is in some areas.

    Thanks

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    09-19-15 07:02 PM
  5. Mayor McCheese's Avatar
    You need to read up on Wind. Wind shares with another network so if you lose your Wind network then it connects with the one available

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    The phone will connect to any network it supports network bands for - not just networks that share winds bands. But that's beyond the point haha

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    09-19-15 07:03 PM
  6. rhoric's Avatar
    No it isn't. Go read about their network coverage. This is why I didn't go to them as I'm with Bell

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    09-19-15 08:57 PM
  7. BeetrootJulip's Avatar
    I don't understand everyone saying the phone will connect to whatever network is available. Theoretically, that's true, however your SIM card usually prevents domestic roaming unless allowed. If it's allowed on Wind, then the OP shouldn't care.

    What am I missing here?


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    09-19-15 10:36 PM
  8. Mayor McCheese's Avatar
    I don't understand everyone saying the phone will connect to whatever network is available. Theoretically, that's true, however your SIM card usually prevents domestic roaming unless allowed. If it's allowed on Wind, then the OP shouldn't care.

    What am I missing here?


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    As it is a Rogers phone unlocked and then used on wind this is likely why.

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    09-19-15 11:43 PM
  9. Mayor McCheese's Avatar
    No it isn't. Go read about their network coverage. This is why I didn't go to them as I'm with Bell

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    If the phones firmware enables it to support the frequencies required to operate on a given network, it will be able to connect to that network if the proper unlocking procedures are done. This is why my passport can connect to all of wind, bell, Telus, Rogers, and mobilicity.

    Even if the networks share similar bands the phone still must support those bands and be carrier unlocked. I'm not saying you're wrong but how am I?

    Rogers not showing but it's a Rogers phone.**

    How to stop PassPort from connecting to roaming/foreign networks?-img_20150920_004547.png

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    09-19-15 11:53 PM
  10. psarna's Avatar
    Despite all the networks a phone can support, it will only latch on to a network that the operator allows (through provisioning on SIM).

    In this part of the world, we only have unlocked SIM Free phones, and the phones only connect to the network that SIM allows. In case, there is not allowed network, the phone only allows emergency calls on the other networks.

    OP, if your operator is allowing it, then in that case you should not have a cause to worry.

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    09-20-15 01:22 AM
  11. BeetrootJulip's Avatar
    As it is a Rogers phone unlocked and then used on wind this is likely why.

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    The SIM dictates the network the phone uses. The phones does what the SIM tells it to.

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    09-20-15 02:30 PM
  12. BeetrootJulip's Avatar
    Despite all the networks a phone can support, it will only latch on to a network that the operator allows (through provisioning on SIM).

    In this part of the world, we only have unlocked SIM Free phones, and the phones only connect to the network that SIM allows. In case, there is not allowed network, the phone only allows emergency calls on the other networks.

    OP, if your operator is allowing it, then in that case you should not have a cause to worry.

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    Exactly what I'm saying. His Wind SIM would prevent the roaming if it's not allowed.

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    09-20-15 02:32 PM
  13. Mayor McCheese's Avatar
    I understand the sim restricts it, but those other networks are showing as roaming options I believe.

    The problem is not that it goes on data roaming, since we all know it can be turned off via settings.

    The problem is it connects to other networks anyways and doesn't reconnect to wind when it actually is able to (which I must then manually rescan or turn off-then-on the antenna for a successful reconnection to wind)

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    09-20-15 03:59 PM

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