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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Billybronco, May 26, 2020.

  1. Billybronco

    Billybronco Member
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    With the latest update on my Galaxy S9 when I go to unlock it it says 'roaming indicator off' on the top in the status bar it never showed this before. Any ideas how to get rid of this I do have roaming shut off.

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Next time it appears in the notification shade, long press it and choose stop notifications
  3. Billybronco

    Billybronco Member
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    The problem is it does not show in notifications it only pops up at the top of the phone on the locked screen
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I've never actually thought of such a feature, mainly because it's very obvious to me if my phone is roaming or not. I don't need my phone to notify me that it's not connected to China Unicom, when I go to the UK or Ireland or something.

    I know if one is very near an international border, the phone might start looking at foreign networks within range, if the home network coverage is poor.
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  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    When you say you have roaming shut off do you mean data roaming or all roaming (including calls)? Data roaming is a setting in the phone, roaming per se isn't on any phone I've ever used (rather it's part of your contract, and if you don't want to use it either get your service provider to remove it or put the phone in airplane mode when travelling).

    As for the message, I reckons that's a Samsung thing: turning data roaming off does not produce that message for me. To me it sounds like a warning that you've disabled notifications for roaming. Maybe go into your notification settings and have a look at which ones have been turned off?

    It seems reasonable to warn someone if this indicator is off, for the reason Mike gives. When I'm in Northern Geneva my phone frequently switches between Swiss and French networks - which is to be expected if you know your geography. But a GSM handset can connect to a basestation up to 35 miles away, so it's possible for example to connect to a French network from the South coast of England (which caught a few people in the early days of mobile phones, when bad coverage was more common). And if you are somewhere where that could incur roaming charges then this is something you might like to be warned of. Though since I always unlock with a fingerprint and rarely see the lockscreen this particular warning would be of little use to me...

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The Galaxy S9 release date was March 2018. Features and Specs include a 5.8" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 9810 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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