If you travel with your phone, you probably know what “data roaming” is all about. Put simply: it means that your phone is using a cellular network that Rogers doesn’t own to send and receive data.
When you travel, your best bet is to purchase a Data Roaming Pass; pay a one-time fee, and you receive a certain number of MBs with which to access the internet on your smartphone. On the Windows Phone 8 operating system, your phone is set by default to the Don’t Roam option. Here’s how to change that roaming setting:
- Go to the App List. To do so, just flick left from the Start screen.
- Tap Settings, then Cellular or Mobile Network.
- Tap Data roaming options, and then choose Roam. Now, when you’re in a roaming area, your phone will continue to use its celluar data connection. This is where having purchased a Data Roaming Pass from Rogers will save you lots of money. If you haven’t already pre-purchased one, you will automatically receive a text message with instructions on how to purchase one.
- To turn off roaming, tap Data roaming options, then Don’t roam. Now, when you’re in a roaming area, your cellular data connection will be turned off.