What Is Roaming?

Roaming is what happens when your phone connects to another carrier’s cell service. You may have noticed another carrier provider’s name pop up on your phone when you’ve left your home country. That is international roaming. It sounds simple, but it can be costly.

With the amount of horror stories of high cellphone bills from unexpected roaming charges, the thought of even turning on your mobile phone while abroad can be daunting. With the right roaming solution, roaming doesn’t have to be scary.

To understand how the roaming process works and why you are charged so much, we’ve broken it down.