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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gezh, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. gezh

    gezh Well-Known Member
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    Hi all. I had problems where my Orange contract hero couldn't connect to the new Orange T-Mobile service, so they sent me out a new SIM.

    Now, when I manually try to connect to orange t-mobile, it says "can't connect because data roaming is disabled".

    I'm not really sure what the implications are of this... whenever I turn this on I get warned I could get charged, and most advice I've searched for says to keep it off. Do I have to have this on to connect to orange t-mobile, and is it safe to do so?
     

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  2. Slug

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    According to this post over in the Orange forum, yes you do.

    Data roaming isn't enabled on my Hero, yet I received notification a fortnight ago that I'd connected to the T-Mobile network during a visit to Glasgow. :thinking:
     
  3. philc387

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    iv got data roaming turned on and have successfully connected to orange t-mobile a few times in places where i know i havent had any orange signal in the past. as far as i know i havent incurred any extra charges and its working well for me
     
  4. tool

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    i enabled this feature a lil while ago and i noticed my bill went up slightly,how ever,since orange say we wont be charged i'll wait to see how much is deducted from my bank account.
    since i disabled it i am still connecting to t moblie sources according to notifications on my hero..
     
  5. Xyro

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    You (should) have to have it enabled to connect to the T-Mobile/Orange cross over networks.

    And you won't be charged any extra (in theory :p).

    Whenever I connect to Orange my Hero displays the roaming logo, and I've not been charged a penny extra.

     
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