HTC Incredible :: AVOID International Roaming Charges?

Jun 29, 2010

Does anyone know/have experience with avoiding int'l roaming charges? I called verizon and the rep said that I would roam anytime my phone is on, and that I would incur charges, which is NOT what I want. I don't need 3G or any other type of phone or data connection associated with the network. All I want to be able to do is use Fring/skype/googlevoice through a WiFi connection. I've been reading and am getting confused with all this 'APN' on/off stuff. Can't I just put the phone in airport mode and connect to WiFi through my DINC?

HTC Incredible :: AVOID International Roaming Charges?

HTC Incredible :: International Roaming - Use Wifi To Place Calls Cheaper

Jul 29, 2010

I'm going to be in Japan for 10 days. I read that they put in a 3G network so I called Verizon and our phone do work there! Here's the catch, it's 1.99 per min! They have a Global Data Package that 64.99 unlimited data, so I'm putting that on for the 10 days I'm there. I just got my Dinc last week and I'm a total noob when it comes to it. Is there an app or way to use wifi to place calls cheaper? I've tried searching these forums but I can't find anything.

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Android :: International Roaming - Skype Work With WiFi?

Jun 19, 2010

I'm doing a bit of international travel next week. Just got off the phone with VZW. The woman on the other end of the line told me that, even when internationally roaming, calls are free. Not free except for data. As in you don't get charged. Even over 3G (since it doesn't work over WiFi). I don't think that she was right. Can anyone confirm this? I would have much less trouble believing this if Skype were enabled with WiFi.

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Samsung Captivate :: International Roaming And Push Email

Aug 2, 2010

I just took my first trip to Europe with my Captivate. While there I could not get my corporate email service (which is setup via exchange activesync) to push email. The only way I could get email was to open the email application. It would then force a sync and update. The gmail push (with gmail app) seamed to work fairly well although delayed. As soon as I landed on US soil yesterday, push was instantaneous. I am coming from Blackberry so I am used to seamless push everywhere in the world. I have talked to some iPhone users and they indicate similar issues. So is this just an exchange thing that I have to live with or is there something that I can do to improve performance?

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Android :: Bypassing International Roaming Fees By Using WIFI

Aug 11, 2010

I am looking for information regarding international roaming charges. For informational purposes I am using the Samsung Vibrant. I want to know if I turn off the "Data while Roaming" feature and put my phone into Airplane mode will I still be charged if I check my email and surf the web only when connected to a WiFI network. I am getting mixed responses from customer service whether or not I can bypass international roaming charges by doing this. I'm pretty sure I won't be charged when using my phone over wifi but I just wanted to make sure.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 :: Roaming Charges

May 29, 2010

I live in the UK and i'm travelling to New York next week, i have an X10 and my girlfriend has an iphone (both on T-Mobile) does anyone know what i have to do with the settings on both to ensure T-Mobile dont bend me over with the roaming charges.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Data Roaming Charges?

Jan 18, 2010

I need to know how much Verizon charges for data roaming.

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HTC Desire : Getting A Local Sim - Just Paying Crazy Roaming Charges?

Aug 17, 2010

Slightly off topic, but for Desire and you lot seem to know your stuff. I'm travelling in the states for a month. Is it worth getting a local sim or just paying the crazy roaming charges. If local sim, what's the best way to get one?

I only really need the internet side of things. Will occasionally check voicemail and the odd text, but those costs will be small. Cycling Vancouver to San Fran so having unlimited access for those 2 weeks would be a massive help. Any ideas? I'm on O2 with an unbranded Desire.

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Motorola Droid X :: Reduce Data Roaming Charges In Canada

Sep 6, 2010

I'm heading up North with my new X and want to reduce the VZW data roaming charges in Canada as much as possible, but without losing or reducing my Exchange email service.

I will:
cut back on unnecessary browsing.
stop downloading videos!
turn off background data.
turn off HTML for emails.
use Wi-Fi when possible.
turn off GPS.

Is this the right approach? Any suggestions on other uses or apps to avoid?

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Sprint HTC Hero :: Data Roaming Charges Showing Up On Bill?

Jun 30, 2010

I have been a Sprint customer for a very long time. My wife and I both have smartphones and we have the Unlimited 1500 plan. To my knowledge, this includes everything (excluding International calls.....which I know for a fact thanks to an $1800 fraud that was on my bill 2 months ago). I digress, data roaming is included as a part of this plan as far as I know.

I checked my bill online yesterday, and there was an alert that I have used 3800+KB of data roaming.

Now....let me start by saying, yes, I do have the setting checked to allow for data roaming (as to my knowledge, it's included in my plan). I do have the Hero (my second one) and for the life of me, I can't figure out why it goes into roaming mode more than any other Sprint phone I've ever owned. My wife's phone could be sitting next to mine, and I'll be roaming while she is not. That being said, I can guarantee there have been instances where I've roamed and pulled down data (checking email, automatically checking weather/facebook/twitter/etc, internet) and I've never seen this alert on my account.

I called Sprint last night to question it, and they put a $20 service credit on my account. That's all fine and great, as I'm not going to turn down free money, but I had explained that my concern was that the alert is showing up to begin with. I even explained that while I appreciate the credit, I'd rather just have this situation resolved so that I don't have to call back next month if these charges appear.

My question is this, has anyone ever seen this before? I am rooted, I am running Fresh 2.1.1 and I have the latest SPRINT radio flashed from Flipz' website. I have had this setup for a little over 2 months now, so this isn't the first billing cycle that this setup has seen. I can't figure this out for the life of me.

If this continues to be a problem, it's either going to require a new device or a new carrier. I live in a very populated western suburb in Chicagoland and have NEVER had a problem with roaming or poor signal until I got the Hero in October.

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HTC Droid Eris :: Calling From China To US / Verizon Roaming Charges

Aug 24, 2010

New to this whole Andoid/International calling? Can someone please suggest a step-by-step app so I can make calls FROM China to the US without Verizon raoming charges? will it even work? or is all lines of communication off? What about SMS? what app should I use for that if voice is not an option?

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Sprint HTC Hero :: International Voice / Data Plan Can Sign Up / Don't End Up Paying Sky-high Roaming Rates?

Jun 6, 2010

I'm heading to Halifax, Nova Scotia for a week and will be bringing my Hero with me. I'll be calling Sprint customer support to see what options are available for voice and data, but I trust the advice of folks in this forum.

Is there any international voice and data plan that i can sign up for so that I don't end up paying sky-high roaming rates? I really don't want to have to keep my phone in airplane mode the whole week. Any advice from travelers to the "Great White North" would really be appreciated, eh?

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HTC Incredible :: International Dialing Not Recognized +

May 27, 2010

I've had my Incredible for a month now and feel it is the best phone I've had. I'm coming from a Palm Treo 755P which I thought was good, but now looks like a brick. This morning I tried to make an international call from the Inc. and received a message from VW that the number was not in service or had been changed. My contacts list has a prefix of '+' in front of international numbers. he Palm recognized that and substituted a 011 instead. When I changed the number in the Inc. and added the 011, the call went through with no problem. I have tried international calls with Assisted Dialing on and off, and there is no difference. Is there a special way that international numbers need to be stored on the Inc. for the '+' to be recognized?

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HTC Incredible :: International Calling On Phone

Nov 9, 2010

Been calling home on my incredible for a couple of months now and got a nasty surprise when I got my bill.I decided to download Google Voice to call internationally as I found it's rates to be cheaper than Skype.Bill came in and again to my surprise it seems I'm getting charged by Verizon and GV now.SO what is the cheapest way to call internationally from my android it Skype, do you know a fix for GV, the international plan from Verizon (f that) or another app.

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HTC Incredible :: Call Quality Comment From International Use

Jul 5, 2010

I know there are lots of comments that some folks have issues. Maybe OTA will fix it etc etc. My wife called my from Beijing, China on her Incredible to my Incredible here in California. Sounded PERFECT. Crystal clear no issues on either end. FWIW data has worked perfectly. She can access some sites like Facebook that the wifi in her hotel firewalls.The network itself was pretty amazing too. No call lag whatsoever.

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Android :: Can Phone Be Data Roaming Without Being Voice Roaming?

May 6, 2010

Here's a question that comes from an unclear view of how things work : can a a phone be data roaming without being voice roaming? If so how can a begin data roaming event can be detected? This question came to me from the DDMS options , where one can have" data roaming " and "home voice".

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HTC Incredible :: How Many Bump Charges Do You All Do?

Sep 10, 2010

I am wondering how many Bump Charges do you all do? I saw a post saying 3 times, and I did 3 times, but the fourth time, I am still not fully charged because the LED light still RED after I turn the phone off and plug the USB charger in.Another concern is that, people mentioned this is a software issue, but I am bump charging the phone while it is OFF, so wouldn't this being a software issue since I do not have the phone turned ON?

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HTC Incredible :: App That Is Like Texting / No Charges

Sep 2, 2010

Is there an app/widget which functions like a SMS text but uses data?I don't text much, mostly my own family. I am looking for an app which we can use like text but doesn't cost $0.20 each time. Is there an IM program which rings or alerts on the phone like an incoming text?

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HTC Incredible :: Fell Asleep When It Charges

Nov 2, 2010

I've fallen asleep when my phone's been in the charger a few times. Is that bad? It's happened maybe 5-10 times so far.....

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HTC Incredible :: Additional Charges For ActiveSync

Jun 3, 2010

Can you activate ActiveSync and access microsoft exchange e-mails on the Incredible without paying for the $50/month data plan?

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HTC Incredible :: Automatically Bump Charges?

Nov 2, 2010

I always have my phone plugged in over night, and one night I noticed that the screen came on for no reason, stayed on for a few seconds, and then went off. It did it a few times off and on. I thought it was a little weird, but didn't think too much about it, until just now.

I'm sitting next to my phone, plugged in, and the screen comes on again for no reason. It had been plugged in for awhile then, and when the screen lit up, I happened to glance at the battery status bar, and noticed that it did not show that it was plugged in. Now, maybe 30 min later, the battery bar shows that it is plugged in and full.

Could my Inc be self-bump charging? My phone is so new that it came with Froyo on it already (unless the Verizon guy downloaded it when he set the phone up)

Has anyone else noticed this at all? I've always had good battery life... I can usually make it through the whole day without hitting orange (12 hours+), with plenty of texting, some youtube videos, facebook, Daily(comic)Strip, and checking email and weather, plus Angry Birds. And I've never really bump charged.

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HTC Incredible :: Monthly Charges On Phone

Jun 20, 2010

just wondering how much some of guys are paying monthly for the service on your incredible.I dont have one yet,just want to get an idea.

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HTC Incredible :: After Updating To Froyo Battery Charges To Slowly For GPS.

Sep 3, 2010

Before Froyo, I was able to charge my phone in my car and use the GPS. Now, with Froyo, my phone charges way too slowly. Infact, my phone actually DISCHARGES while uses the Navigation when plugged in!! I have two questions:

1. Is Froyo designed to slow charge the phone?

2. If so, it makes my GPS setup defective. How do I revert back from 2.2. to 2.1?

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HTC Incredible :: 228 Roaming Update

May 18, 2010

Did the roaming update a few days ago (14th) and since my friendstream will no longer update. It says there Is an error with the HTC.straem. etc........ and it must be closed. Any one else getting this problem before or after the update? I get better signal strength but I'd rather have friend stream work.

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HTC Incredible :: Somehow Avoid Bump Charging?

Sep 26, 2010

So i am somewhat sick of bump charging. I know that it is EXTREMELY beneficial, as i get a good 20% boost in my battery life. But the downside is that sometime i do not have time to bump charge, other times i forget to turn on my phone for an hour or two... It is a hassle that i would like to avoid.Is there any software patch of some sort that would just fix the charging issue so that the first 7% do not drop so rapidly? I feel like there should be something out there, if not, then it seems like a possibility.So someone please let me know if there is anything out there that would fix the problem.

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HTC Incredible :: Want To Avoid PIN When Accessing Voicemail

Jun 8, 2010

While serving time with AT&T, my voicemail could be configured to NOT require a PIN when it was being accessed by my dumb phone.

Does anyone know if there is an equivalent feature when accessing Verizon voicemail from my Incredible? My google-fu is weak, for I could not find such a feature.

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HTC Incredible :: 2.05/2.15 Radio Update And Roaming Capabilities

Aug 13, 2010

Will updating the radio effect my ability to update my roaming capability on on Verizon calling *228?

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HTC Incredible :: Battery Killing Apps To Avoid?

Apr 30, 2010

I was wondering if anyone had any advice on which applications I should avoid/uninstall to try to conserve some battery. For example, does it use up a ton of battery to have location aware apps running or is it pretty nominal?

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HTC Incredible :: Navigation Rerouting To Avoid Traffic?

May 5, 2010

I love the real time traffic on my Inc, my question is this; does the Inc's nav reroute you to avoid traffic? I know some other nav's do and some don't. I'm just wondering if it takes traffic into account and will tell you to avoid a highway or whatever to get you around it quicker.

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HTC Incredible :: Lots Of Space On My Home Screens / Avoid This?

Sep 7, 2010

So I have two blank home screens and I am not really sure what else to put on them. Anyone have any ideas? Widgets, apps, anything that will be useful.

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