I'm visiting the UK and turned off data roaming, thinking I could use wireless whenever I wanted to communicate, either by text or Skype ( I don't fully understand SMS transmission but I gather text doesn't use wireless.) When I arrived at Heathrow, I exchanged a series of texts with a friend in Canada, still with data roaming turned off. Two days later I discovered I've been charged for 45 international roaming texts. I checked to see if data roaming was still off, and sure enough, it was. For some reason my phone (Galaxy a5) is connecting to Vodaphone. ?? I experimented by sending a txt to my friend sitting 10' from me. He received the txt about 20 mins later and it showed up as a charge on my billing. I decided to put my phone in airplane mode and asked him to reply, assuming with both data roaming AND airplane mode, no texts should be able to get through, but eventually the reply came through. Seems to me this should be impossible. I am completely confused about what's going on. I've followed any instruction I can find online ( turn off data roaming is what they all say) and now my phone is in disgrace for refusal to accept commands. This morning I deleted my text program and disabled the default messaging prog since I can't figure out what's going wrong. Can anyone here explain what I am doing wrong or not doing that would account for the connection to Vodaphone in the first place (SIM card is for a Canadian svce provider) and why with data roaming off, texts are still coming through and being charged for on my phone bill?