Chapter 22

On the Road Again

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding roaming

arrow Placing international calls

arrow Entering Airplane mode

arrow Using the phone in the air

arrow Contacting friends abroad

arrow Going overseas with your phone

You’re in a land far, far away. The sun shines warmly upon your face. A gentle breeze wafts over crashing waves. You wiggle your toes in the soft, grainy sand. And the number-one thought on your mind is, “Can my Android phone get a signal?”

The vernacular term is bars, as in the signal bars you see when the phone is actively communicating with the mobile data network. That network pretty much covers the globe these days. That means from Cancun to the Gobi Desert, you’ll probably be able to use your phone. How that happens and how to make it happen less expensively are the topics of this chapter.

Where the Phone Roams

The word roam takes on an entirely new meaning when applied to a cell ...

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