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So youll have to excuse me I'm new to the whole smartphone world. Love my evo so far I see there are settings about data roaming in the wireless networks settings on my evo.. Should I leave the data roaming stuff checked? Is it a good idea to uncheck so i dont get any crazy bills? Thanks for any input evoholics..
- 06-05-2010, 01:26 AM #2
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- 06-15-2010, 12:46 AM #9
(To save a new thread, I'm hopping on here.)
I'm going to Toronto this weekend. In case I need to make a call, I add the Canadian Roaming option onto my service the day before and canceling it the day after my trip. Last year, with my Pre, I had a couple of weird instances where my phone suddenly showed as being on Sprint's network though they have no coverage there that I know of. I'd thought I'd turned off roaming, but when I got my bill there was about three dollars worth of data roaming charges though I thought I was offline other than hopping on open wifi hotspots. I got Sprint to take off the charges, but I'd like to prevent going thru the hassle this time.
What do I need to shut off to prevent a repeat with my EVO? I know that all the location-based goodies like Google Maps or Sprint Nav will go bye-bye (have a free-standing GPS for that), but I'd like to be able to ride open wifi points. I'm still puzzled over what happened last year with the sporadic Sprint network hits. I would know when I was on their networks because I'd suddenly get Gmail pushes. Very odd.
- 06-15-2010, 01:00 AM #10
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- 06-15-2010, 09:36 AM #13
Sprint limits your data roaming to a certain amount (can't find that amount right now), if you go over that amount you will be billed.
Also for voice, Sprint limits what you can roam as well. If your minutes usage is more than 50% on roaming you are apt to get charge (or in extreme cases I think Sprint could cancel your contract).
- 06-15-2010, 09:40 AM #14
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- 06-21-2010, 09:56 PM #16
Biggest problem was the lack of open wifi points. A manager of a band from London, UK and a local were griping about it. I had much more success last year. Wonder why the lock down? Sucked.
- 06-22-2010, 03:26 AM #17
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- 06-22-2010, 09:06 AM #19
Some people even set their phone to roaming only a few years ago to have sprint kick them to the curb to break their contract without an ETF so they could get an iphone (back when sprint had NOTHING but lame flip phones it seemed) and that was right around the time that the roam only option disappeared from all new sprint phones for obvious reasons.
- 06-22-2010, 09:09 AM #20
- 06-25-2010, 12:06 AM #21
Talk about a bummer! I have had Sprint for YEARS and today when I logged on to Sprint online I saw an alert about almost going over my Data Roaming. I have NEVER seen this before so I called Sprint CS. I was using a Palm Pre for the past year and used the Hell out of my data and not once got billed. CS told me that the Evo does carry a 3GB cap on data roaming and that I must have been roaming while surfing the net. WTF? I am tempted to return this phone if it is going to cause this headache. They advised me to turn off my PLR settings so I don't go over my limit. When I asked them what I was paying the extra 10.00 for they said it was because the phone has HD.
ARG! I love this phone but what's the point if they are going to nickle and dime me?
I still have no idea when I could have possibly been roaming unless I was in an elevator or something. Does anyone have any ideas? I am open to anything to help me keep my EVO. I live in an area that is supposed to get great 4g coverage but NOT. It jumps between 3g and 4g...mostly stays in 3g.