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What is Data Roaming?

Data Roaming – a quick search on uncle Google:

the ability for a cellular customer to automatically make and receive voice calls, send and receive data, or access other services, including home data services, when travelling outside the geographical coverage area of the home network, by means of using a visited network

BLA BLA BLA – That is just too much!

SIMPLE TERMS: You have a phone + you have a SIM = AH – HOME SIM PHONE – I guess.

Take your home SIM abroad and you can still use it. When you connect to other networks when you’re abroad – You’re roaming.

Using your current home SIM abroad to get access to data can be pricey. Really pricey. And in some cases, sneaky.

Many experts have advised people to turn their data roaming off when they travel abroad. On an iPhone, for example, this can be done simply by selecting the network on your phone settings and switching the data roaming off.

When you’re away from home, your phone can save you. When lost in foreign land, your mobile phone can be the answer to:

  • GPS Navigation and Map
  • Your precious Social Media
  • Your free WhatsApp messages and calls
  • Your emails
  • VOIP calls
  • Web browsing
  • Hotel booking
  • Getting your ride (Uber, GRAB)
  • and more

Roaming is changing – It is still relatively expensive, but it is getting cheaper.

There is also this issue: regional pricing are different from international pricing. International Roaming is still really expensive and people aren’t aware of their roaming tariffs.

Take this case:

‘I confess that I am not an expert in regard to my phone and its data usage’, says John, an accountant from the Philippines. ‘I remembered once using my smartphone abroad and came back home to a large bill. I was shocked’, John continues.

Back in his hometown Manila, John said he laughed at what he thought was a simple account glitch. Sadly, it was not.


‘I just thought they added the additional charge by mistake. So as soon as I got the bill, I gave them (his local telco company) a call to inform about the ‘mistake’ on my bill. I was explaining to them how I hadn’t sent out any text messages or calls from my phone when I was traveling.’

However, John was left open-mouthed to what was explained to him by the customer assistant.

I can understand that you are surprised, but from our record, you did activate data roaming on these dates.’

Only after their conversation, John remembered that he activated his mobile data when he was looking for restaurants while driving in the bustling streets of London.

John is not the only person who faces this issue.

There is a high probability to have a huge bill without using it intentionally.

Users are not aware of how the applications on their device gets automatically updated or downloaded in the background, consuming their internet data.

This happens consistently when data roaming is turned on, thus racking up a huge amount of phone bill.

Another case:

A lady from Malaysia landed in Turkey. Here Data Roaming was switched on earlier and the moment she landed, she received a welcome message saying (Welcome to Turkey. Stay in touch with family and loved ones with ….)

She didn’t realize that she received the message. She had a credit on her line equivalent to $15. By the time she got to the hotel, she checked her phone to discover the welcome message.

As she was checking, she received another text notifying here that here credit has ran out and it is now ($0.00). She, then, deactivated her data roaming.

She noted in her communications with us

“How come her Malaysian telco company charged her so much for two text messages?”

The issue here is not here Malaysian provider, it was the roaming telco she was connected to while in Turkey. And it wasn’t the two messages. There are other reasons, unclear what they were.

Many travelers are scared of these kind of situations as most of them had gone through it. Some choose to even leave their phones at home just to avoid being billed.

But users need to know that they can take preventive measures to avoid this. The most obvious solution is to remember to switch off data roaming before you take off to your favorite travel destination! But where is the fun with that?

The Solution: Flexiroam X


Flexiroam X is a convenient way to roam with coverage spanning over 120 countries, providing you the freedom to roam at your own terms – Control your bill.

Just attach the Flexiroam X ultra-thin microchip to your SIM and enjoy data roaming! That simple and easy solution is cheaper than your regular network provider.

Benefits of Flexiroam X:

  • Convenience – You can get connected as soon as you land with no hassle.
    We bring you the ultimate data roaming solution.
  • Easy Travel – No more language barrier when attempting to purchase local
    SIM cards.
  • High-Speed Connection – Our stable and reliable 4G/3G data coverage helps you stay
    connected at high speed.
  • User-Friendly App – Through our Mobile App, you can conveniently check your
  • data usage or top up.
  • Flat Rate– There are no hidden charges to all our data roaming packages. You can
    save much more with us.
  • Data Encryption Security – Our microchip is secured with banking standards of data encryption to
    ensure the best data protection for you

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