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Old 04-11-2011, 06:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
jimfraser
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Default Re: Torch unable to connect to networks abroad

Also there is an option to deactivate data when roaming. I have roamed in the US from Canada with my Torch without issue and with previous Blackberrys in Europe etc. I don't recall seeing the option re turning off data while roaming before. It may be something new in OS 6. Make sure your Torch is not set to disable data while roaming.
(If you think roaming data charges are high, it is nothing compared to voice. Essential data like e-mails (vs web browsing or Google Maps satelite view - forget streaming radio) do not use much data. $4.00 a minute for voice in many countries. It costs me $1.75 just to call across the street in the US while a phone card will get me back to Canada for less than 5 cents a minute.)
If you are concerned about voice or data charges while roaming, most carriers have roaming plans (but still exorbitent. Rogers offers a plan for voice which brings the cost down to $1.00 a minute for voice, vs 5 cents for a calling card)
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