| | 08-27-2012, 06:52 AM #1
I have a Samsung Omnia W running WP 7.5. The phone was updated as of August 1st. this year.
This summer we went abroad. We live in Norway (Europe) and went to Croatia for our summer holiday. To keep the cost (phone cost) down, I disabled data roaming in the menu. The setting for "data traffic" was "ON" but roaming was "DO NOT USE ROAMING". After doing this, I started both IE and Skype (both apps requires Internet access) and in both apps I got an error message saying that "Internet access not possible, please enable data and/or data roaming".
So after doing this check I assumed that all was ok. This is the same procedure that I have done on several iPhones the last years, and I have never had any issues with it.
But after 2 days I got an SMS from my cell network provider in Norway. I have used XXX megabytes of data while abroad, and my connection will be disabled unless I send back an SMS with the word "FORTSETT" (means continue). My phone will still work, but all data connections will be disabled on a network level while being abroad. This is a well known way of doing things in Norway to make sure that people do not get broke due to their phone bills while being abroad (data roaming is expensive, like $5 for each megabyte).
So my question is: Has anybody else had the same experience as me ? Has your WP phone continued to use data traffic abroad (roaming) even though the configuration in the menu said it should not ? Are there any WP services that bypass this setting (like find my phone or something) ?
Thanks and hoping for many quick replies :)