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T-Mobile Addresses Data Roaming

By Eric • Dec 10th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

Engadget received an official response from T-Mobile regarding Data Roaming. As many know, it is possible to turn Data Roaming off to avoid unexpected charges. Unfortunately, this method may not be bullet proof, as discovered by the guy that recently incurred $100+ in charges while traveling abroad. It seems that disabling Data Roaming can be overridden by applications downloaded from the market. These applications are granted this access upon install, when the user reviews what the app will be using and continues to install.

Hopefully someone, T-Mobile or 3rd party, comes up with a solution to completely disable all data access.

From Engadget:

T-Mobile is committed to delivering the best experience in wireless to our customers. If a T-Mobile customer would like to use their T-Mobile G1 while outside the country, they should contact Customer Care before they leave to ask that the WorldClass feature be added to their service at no additional charge. If they choose, customers can also disable data roaming on the G1. This can be done by going through the following steps: Home Screen > Menu > Settings > Wireless Controls > Mobile Networks > Data Roaming.

Some third party applications available for download on Android Market require access to the internet and have the ability to turn on data roaming when in use. Customers are informed whether an application will use this feature prior to downloading, but should also be aware when traveling outside the country.

[via Engadget Mobile]

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