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.



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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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