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Using the moble phone when abroad

Please be gentle as I am a techo-numpty...


On previous trips abroad I have just used my mobile when required (VERY infrequently) however someone I know was trying to explain that I should have "Roaming" switched on and then it would be cheaper to use it?!


Now I am aware that the EU has banned roaming charges within the EU which seems to back up my friends assertion however how do I switch roaming on?


Secondly I am aware that some apps auto update but I don't want my phone to be accessing data as we have a very small data allowance. I don't want this "roaming" to mean that my phone is accessing data 24/7 and I'll get stung with a big bill...



NB I don't want to change my phone/provider/SIM card either so whilst these suggestions may be well meant they wont be taken up


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Info re the make and model of phone could get a more detailed answer as to switching Data on.

Usually you access the 'settings' option and check out the further selection options. Something titled Data or Network should give you an on/off Data switch.

Similarly with 'auto update' switching, there should be an option within the 'settings' or 'apps' menu.

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They are both Huawei's but I don't have model numbers...


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So if it helps/has any bearing...


Looking in SETTINGS and then MOBILE NETWORKS on my phone I have the following options...




Data Connection ----- currently 'off'


Data roaming - connect to data services when roaming - --- currently off


Switch to mobile data - Ask me whether to resume using my mobile data connection when Wifi is disconnected -----currently on 'Resume Mobile Data'


Network Mode ---- currently 3G/2G auto selected


Access Point Names ------currently EE Everywhere selected


Network Operators - choose a network operator --------Choose automatically selected


Do I need to do anything different here?


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On the wife's Huawei you go to Settings, Wireless & Networks, Mobile network and there you find the data roaming on/off slide switch.

To disconnect the apps from mobile data updates it's Settings, Wireless & Networks, Mobile data, Networked apps, there you can either select to detach mobile data from all apps or by individual app selection.

The above relates to the Huawei Honor 9 Settings menu.

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If you travel by ferry remerber to set phon to flight safe mode or switch of data as it may lock on to a marine service which is expensive do the same if you visit Andorra which is not in the EU roaming agreement
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Info re the make and model of phone could get a more detailed answer as to switching Data on.

Usually you access the 'settings' option and check out the further selection options. Something titled Data or Network should give you an on/off Data switch.

Similarly with 'auto update' switching, there should be an option within the 'settings' or 'apps' menu.

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Just found them: Mine is a Y3 and the wife's is a P8


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Y3 auto updates switching sequence here.....

https://www.hardreset.info/devices/h...es-in-android/

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Update


It looks as if I have disabled auto updates on both phones.


Plus I spoke to my service provider (EE) and the phones are good to go for use in France and Spain without any hidden charges....


...and as a final check my son is going to look at them on Sunday when we see him prior to departing!


So it looks as though we are sorted. Thanks to those who helped/tried to help...much appreciated.


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