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The absurdity of global data roaming charges is back

Pretty soon, all our online and real-world purchases could be paid through our carrier bills. Bill shock, anyone?
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For years, carriers have been charging consumers with massive global data roaming fees.

Adam Savage, former co-host of Mythbusters, was given a $10,000 bill by AT&T for his trip to Canada. A Chicago Bears fan watched his team play while on a cruise ship on the AT&T network and it cost him nearly $28,000. A Portland family got a $20,000 bill from AT&T after he used an AirCard while traveling into Canada.

Droid Incredible 4G LTE update brings global roaming and mobile payments

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by 1 year ago
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Verizon has officially announced the 5-month-old HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is now receiving a new software update. Is it important enough that you should care? For many users, yes it is. The 154MB update file is listed as build 2.17.605.2 and includes several new features and improvements that could make it worthwhile for many Verizon users.

Global roaming on its way to the HTC Rezound?

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by 1 year ago
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Verizon’s promise to bring global roaming to some of its LTE phones may finally be realized. Reports have surfaced regarding a new update for the HTC Rezound, although no official word has yet come from Verizon. The update is supposedly 103MB in size, indicating this isn’t just some minor fix or patch. Rumors suggest that this update has to do with global roaming considering Verizon’s past talks about bringing global data capabilities to several phones, including the Rezound.

XDA member creates workaround to make Verizon Galaxy S3 a world phone

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by 1 year ago
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Thinking of taking your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 on your next business trip abroad? While Verizon has promised that a software update to make the Galaxy S3 a global phone would be rolled out, a release date has never been confirmed. If you don’t want to leave it to chance, here’s a workaround that XDA forum member lair12 has concocted, which will turn your Galaxy S3 into a full-fledged world GSM phone. By going to the original thread at XDA, you can get in-depth tutorial on how to make your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 work on foreign soil – with…

How it Works: Roaming

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by 2 years ago
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When choosing your next Android smartphone you should be taking into account a variety of factors before committing to a single model. Some of these factors are screen size and screen technology, processor speed, 3G/4G support, camera performance, operating system, and upgradability to future versions and world phone support. Today we’re going to focus on that last feature, global roaming, and we’re going to tell you how roaming works, because this is definitely a very important feature, especially for smartphone buyers that have to travel on a regular basis to various countries and keep using their smart devices in the…

Verizon Galaxy S3 global roaming support will come later via software update

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by 2 years ago
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Verizon already announced launch details for its own Galaxy S3 version. Starting today, the phone is available for pre-order, with subsidized pricing staring at $199.99 for the 16GB model. The carrier is also going to sell the handset for full retail price, starting at $599.99 to those customers not interested in inking a new contract with Verizon. However, the bad news for buyers that want to purchase the Verizon Galaxy S3 is that the carrier will only launch the device at some point in early July, at least according to recent reports. Meanwhile, Sprint and T-Mobile have already confirmed that…