When you are using the roaming control feature on your phone you a basically connecting yourself to another carrier network. although this is a very convenient feature it can also be very costly. Many mobile carrier companies offer this feature as an extra package if you were to go on vacation outside of your service area. In these packages it will help you manage your text messages, sms api, and surf the web and help with the cost from incoming and out going calls. Yes even if some calls you outside of your service area you get an additional cost for that.
When I went on a cruise I didn’t know that I needed to have that extra package to be able to use my phone properly. The data and phone time that on vacation outside of my area was not a whole lot but when I returned back home and got my bill it was outrageously expensive.
There are many companies out there that specialize in these types of things. For instance their is one of companies that is called Syniverse Mobile Policy Control Center. What this company has to offer and what it does is it makes roaming control better for users, and will make it more profitable for you overall. This company has many different options that I am sure that you will find very useful. They can control and shape data usage in real time.
They will Monitor and give you the guidance to distinct applications and it will give you stability to the use just what the network has to offer and will make the changes to things if they need some have adjustments. They will provide you with the necessary information to decide and determine which one of the pre-defined data plans are needed. The have an opt-in program that is made with real time discernibility of the data usage. When the plan expires they will offer another plan to upgrade to that can be customized just for your needs.
Upon doing some research I can across a website that states that their is even an app for your android phone that can help you with roaming control. This app that is called royaming control can also be found in google play store. The site states that the purpose of the app is that you should be able to enable or disable your mobile data whether its in airplane mode or auto synced do to the active network operator. It can also screen incoming calls on certain networks if you want it to. The app offers many things but I have never personally tried it out so I would do a little more research on it and see if it is a good fit for your needs before you use it.
If you are interested in watching some videos on roaming contols i have came across some here. I am sure they will help answer some of your unanswered questions that you may have. There is a lot of information out their to help you make the best decisions for you. Don’t be like me and wait until its too late and spend a lot of money that doesn’t need to be spent.