Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Android International Data Roaming

A note to those traveling with Android phones. Even though you're roaming, your phone might not think it is. I don't really understand why this is the case, but there are at least a few carriers in Sweden (like 3) that a Motorola CLIQ with a T-Mobile US SIM card thinks are not roaming.

In these cases, just un-clicking the "Enable data when roaming" box doesn't help and any time your phone lands on one of these carriers, it'll go mad syncing all of your accounts and using lots of data. In order to prevent this, you have to go in and manually delete the T-Mobile APN in the data settings or it will keep attaching. Luckily I figured this out soon into my trip and just 2MB were used ($30). It could have been *much* worse.