THE ROAMING ZONE - TIPS,
ADVICE & RESOURCES
How the Roaming Zone can
help you, get the answers you want, and the FAQ.
proverbial buffalo (or bison to be more accurate),
Cellular Roaming allows mobile wireless customers to automatically
receive service when they are outside of the area covered by their
"home" provider's network. Mobile wireless service providers enter into
roaming agreements with each other so that their customers will be able
roam and receive service automatically, regardless of their location.
The FCC has recognized the importance of roaming for mobile consumers
and requires mobile wireless service operators to provide automatic
In 2011, the FCC adopted rules requiring facilities-based providers of
commercial mobile data services to offer Data Roaming arrangements to
other such providers on commercially reasonable terms and conditions,
subject to certain limitations. Also, while there are agreements
between carriers based in the US with those in foreign countries, those
agreements are not as favorable as they are within the US.
Roaming Zone helps you determine which wireless carriers
offer the best roaming capabilities for your wireless usage. Find
methods to use your wireless devices away from home and outside the
country without losing service or getting surprisingly high charges.
Get more answers to your Roaming questions at the Roaming
THE ROAMING ZONE:
"Oh give me a home, where the buffalo
roam..." It is now wireless phone users who Roam, and now,
all around the world. Not unlike the days when the buffalo had free
range of the plains, (or bison to be more
accurate), our own Roaming Zone
includes codes and procedures used by wireless phones using cellular
systems mainly across North America. Much of this information is from
reliable sources including contributions from dozens of other
users. There are costs in running
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will fix any errors as soon as possible. We make no warranties to the
information, which can change at any time without our notice. Accuracy
is the desired goal, and, as with all small operations, there is a lot
of information that gets put on hold until time is found to update it.
with the ? It's the
international symbol for cellular roaming, but we don't see it as often
these days as cellular carriers now own larger networks or include free
roaming across much of the US.
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