Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Disable or Enable Data Roaming

In Samsung Galaxy SIII you're allowed to manage your data usage by set limitations to it to avoid unwanted data charges. Once you've done, the mobile data connection will be automatically disabled when reach its limit.

See also: How to Manage the Data Usage on Samsung Galaxy S3

In this phone you can also set your phone not to use data when you're abroad by turning off data roaming on your phone. Of course this will help you to avoid unwanted data usage while you're abroad.


How to turn off data roaming?
Once you've done this steps, your phone will only be able to make a call, send messages and use apps that don't required an internet connection. Here's the steps:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.
  3. Tap More settings.
  4. Tap Mobile networks.
  5. Depending to your current setting, tap Data roaming to turn off this option. When the checkbox next to this option is unchecked means this option is disabled.
  6. When required, tap OK button.
  7. Finish. Now you have managed to disable data roaming on your phone.

How to turn on data roaming?
For any reason, if you want to stay enable to use data while you're abroad then you can turn this option on. But, you should know that by enable this option you may incur significant roaming charges. Here's the steps you need to do to enable this option:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.
  3. Tap More settings.
  4. Tap Mobile networks.
  5. Depending to your current setting, tap Data roaming to turn on this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means this option is enabled.
  6. When required, tap OK button.
  7. Finish. Now you have managed to disable data roaming on your phone.

Well, by knowing on how to set up your data roaming, now you can set it according to your needs. Hope it helps :)

10 comments:

  1. My Data Roaming is turned on, but I still cant access internet whilst roaming, I have a contract that has 1GB Internet per Month, what might be wrong?

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    1. Hi JennyJam,
      Thanks for coming here.
      Make sure you've enabled your data connection. It's under Setting> More Setting> Mobile networks>Use packet data.
      Hope it helps :)

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  2. Hi. I have the Samsung Galaxy S3. I've tried to turn on the data but it doesn't work. I go to Settings> more settings> mobile data> then I check the box that says Mobile Data-Enable data. It doesn't turn my data on. I'm sure because I turn my wifi off to check. Am I missing a step? Please help me.

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    1. Hi Galaxy28,
      Thanks for coming.
      You can also turn on mobile data through the notification panel. If this also not works, you might have to call your provider to ask them whether you should do some settings on your phone to make it works.
      Hope this helps :)

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  3. Is it possible to stop my phone from asking me every time whether I REALLY like to disable/enable data connection. I want it to happen after clicking just one button.

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    1. Hi Wersy2,
      Thanks for coming.
      Did you made any changes before you encounter this problem? For instance, you did install certain app or change some settings.

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  4. I am getting display for each Outgoing Call regarding the Call Charges and also the Usage charges of 3G/2G. Can I disable it?

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    1. Hi Balaji Swaminathan,
      Thanks for coming.
      I've never heard this issue before. But, I thinks it's provider-related issue, so try to call your provider to ask whether they can help you to stop those notification appears in each outgoing calls you've made.

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  5. You can turn off Data Roaming in the Settings facility .Doing this you should not be charged when you are abroad Settings, wireless and networks, mobile networks, data roaming off and packet data off. Or put your phone on airplane mode so you don't get calls or texts.Data roaming will only turn off your data(mms and internet) you'll still have the ability to call and text and depending on your carrier even if you receive texts or calls you'll be charged.To avoid data roaming completely get a new local sim card with data packet in abroad or get free WiFi if possible .For this you may need to unlock your mobile from country lock by getting the unlocking service from an provider like ClassicUnlocking.com

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    1. Hi Rojar Smith,
      Thanks for coming and share your useful knowledge here :)

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