Turn Roaming On/Off
Fortunately, if you spend your vacation within the European Union, you no longer have to worry about high roaming charges. Since June 2017, data connections in other EU countries as well as in Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland are no longer subject to extra charges by law.
Beware of the cost trap!
The situation is different in non-EU countries. If you are traveling to Turkey, Canada or Australia, for example, you should definitely switch off your data roaming. This will prevent you from falling into the cost trap and being annoyed by a horrendous cell phone bill after your vacation.
But we can assure you right away: Activating or deactivating roaming is no trick and can be done in just a few seconds. However, the procedure differs depending on whether you are the proud owner of an Apple iPhone or use an Android phone.
Turn on Roaming on iOS
You’re on a well-deserved vacation or business trip and want to enable or disable roaming on your iPhone? Nothing could be easier! Just follow the steps below:
- First, open your iPhone’s settings.
- Then select the “Mobile network” option.
- Now tap on “Data options“. In this section, you can activate and deactivate roaming. Simply press the slider: If it is colored blue, roaming is activated. If it is white, roaming is deactivated.
Turn on Roaming on Android
If you want to turn roaming on or off on Google, Huawei, Samsung, and others, follow these steps:
- First of all, open the settings of your Android phone and then the “Connections” section.
- Then tap on “Mobile networks“. The name may also be “Mobile network“.
- Now you can turn roaming on or off via the slider. If the color is blue, roaming is activated; if the color is white, the service is deactivated.
Tip: To be on the safe side, we advise you to always visit the website of your mobile provider before your trip and find out about the roaming charges. In some cases, you may have to activate a special international tariff with your provider first to avoid unnecessary costs.
Preparation Is The Key
If you are traveling in a non-EU country and have turned off your roaming, a very unusual situation inevitably occurs: You can only use your smartphone offline when you’re on the road. Depending on the environment you are in, you can of course access public WiFi spots from time to time to surf the Internet.
If this option is not available, it is advisable to take one or two precautions. For example, it’s best to download maps before your trip so that you can access them even without an Internet connection. The same applies to all travel documents.
How To Order an eSIM
Compare and find the most suitable travel eSIM for your needs and purchase it directly with the provider.
Receive eSIM via email/app
You will receive the eSIM profile within a few minutes in a separate e-mail or you can directly access it in the provider’s app.
Scan the eSIM QR code in the mail with the camera function of your smartphone and follow the instructions on the screen. The profile will be set up automatically.
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Your eSIM profile is sent easily and conveniently by email. This means you will receive your digital eSIM much faster than a physical SIM Card by post.