How to Disable Data Roaming on the Galaxy Tab - dummies

How to Disable Data Roaming on the Galaxy Tab

By Dan Gookin

When you are travelling overseas with your Galaxy Tab, you don’t want to incur any data roaming charges. Not to worry. If you keep your cellular Galaxy Tab in Airplane mode, there’s no chance of data roaming charges, and you can still enable Wi-Fi. Even so, and just to be sure, you can disable data roaming on the Galaxy Tab by obeying these steps:

  1. On the Home screen, touch the Apps Menu icon button.

  2. Open the Settings app.

  3. Choose Wireless & Networks.

  4. Choose Mobile Networks.

  5. Choose Global Data Roaming Access.

  6. Choose Deny Data Roaming Access.

Of course, you don’t need to disable data roaming or keep the Tab stuck in Airplane mode if you simply want to use your Tab overseas and see what comes in the mail regarding a data bill. Ouch!

  • Contact your digital cellular provider when you’re traveling abroad to ask about overseas data roaming. A subscription service or other options may even be available, especially when you plan to stay overseas for an extended length of time.

  • You can determine whether the Tab is roaming by looking at the Status screen: Run the Settings app, choose About Tablet, and then choose Status. The Roaming item in the list describes whether or not the Tab is data roaming.