Glossary Definition for: Roaming

Roaming is when a cellular carrier has agreements with other networks to utilize their towers, helping the carrier provide connectivity to customers who are just passing through areas the carrier doesn’t directly service.

Though customers are rarely charged directly for roaming anymore, behind the scenes roaming costs the guest carrier a substantial amount. A carrier may have different limits on their plans for domestic roaming (ie. within the US), North America (Canada/Mexico) and international.

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