Roaming: What is it and how does it work?

JSC Ingenium-Glossary: Roaming: What is it and how does it work?

If you want to talk, send text messages and connect to the Internet from your mobile device when you are outside your country, you will need a roaming service.

During the 2G and 3G eras, users suffered from the high prices of roaming contracts although in many cases this service did not have good connectivity. At present it is very different, in addition a large number of MVNOs offer national plans that include this service, facilitating the connection anywhere in the world.

What is roaming?

Roaming is a service offered by network operators so that users can continue using their mobile devices when they are outside the coverage area of their service provider.

In the European Union this service is free under certain conditions, since there are agreements established between different operators. However outside of the EU it is necessary to hire it.

If you do not have a roaming service, the connection prices may vary depending on the country where you connect, being essential to contact your network operator.

How does roaming work?

Roaming is a feature that is available on most mobile devices and can be easily turned on and off through your phone’s settings. It will usually appear with an “R” in the place occupied by the 3G, H+ or 4G signals.

Roaming is activated every time you turn on your phone abroad. When your device attempts to connect to a local network, a gateway allows it to operate on a regular basis by creating a temporary subscription record so that when you make a call you are guaranteed an adequate connection.

Roaming is one of the most extensive services offered to users of mobile devices. It allows Voice, SMS and Data connections (2G, 3G and 4G), having anti-fraud controls to avoid cost overruns.

JSC Ingenium company, provider of turnkey Network Infrastructure solutions for MNOs and MVNOS, offers a unique and innovative roaming service in its class for MVNOs, perfect not only for regular travelers but also for those companies with loT (Internet of Things) applications.

Thanks to international agreements with the main Sponsor Roaming services worldwide, coverage is guaranteed to more than 200 different destinations with 4G services, enabling MVNOs to offer their own roaming service system fully integrated with our platform.