1. hockey1299's Avatar
    Just wondering why do i see people putting airplane mode on while roaming? Don't people know you don't get charged for just leaving the network on? You get charged if u start texting and answering calls or use data..

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 10:16 AM
  2. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    You are right that, as far as texting and making/answering calls, you wont get charged for just having your phone on. I imagine most people aren't afraid of roaming charges for texts and calls, since they can easily control those (by just not doing it). Nowadays; however, there are so many apps and services on these devices that either poll for data or receive push data in the background. Unless you are 100% certain you have disabled, or are in control of, everything... then there is always the chance something could be using data. And since roaming data charges continue to be ridiculous ($20/MB on Verizon for some countries), most people rather err on the side of caution than be stuck with a $1000 bill.
    amazinglygraceless likes this.
    07-28-13 10:41 AM
  3. hockey1299's Avatar
    True. But if you have data roaming off there will be no data for anything right?

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 11:02 AM
  4. hockey1299's Avatar
    I'm currently roaming on at&t from a z10 with a Rogers Sim. They offer 7.99/50mb every 24 hours which saves a lot of money

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 11:05 AM
  5. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    You can still get charged for receiving texts depending on your plan.

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 11:31 AM
  6. hockey1299's Avatar
    I have unlimited texting domestic plan so I won't get charged for receiving texts. But if I don't have data roaming on at all how can apps still use data? They can't. I have been using wifi and the network for data in the USA for 7.99 / 50mb..

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 12:20 PM
  7. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    You pay through the nose regardless. If you plan on being active with your phone in the States, getting a pay as you go SIM from one of the US carriers or signing up with Roam Mobility will be the better way to go.
    07-28-13 12:29 PM
  8. hockey1299's Avatar
    Well I'm leaving today. Been here for only 2 days. Other 5 days I was on vacation.. I left my data roaming off but left on the mobile network. Been using the 7.99/ 50 MB and wifi. Only sent a few tests since it's 75 cents.. and no calls. Bought a plan for 50 for the Caribbean while I was there. That's it

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 12:41 PM
  9. stlabrat's Avatar
    I thought you get charged by connection fee too, regardless text call or not. Driving near the border is specially bad for incur charges.

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 02:08 PM
  10. hockey1299's Avatar
    No I called Rogers no such thing of connection fee. It's all the matter of answering a call or answering a text or using data. But data is cheap now for USA. 7.99 /50MB. Used to be 10.24 a MB :0
    If you don't believe me feel free to call Rogers.

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 02:27 PM
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    07-29-13 07:36 PM

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