The Samsung Galaxy Tab Travels Abroad - dummies

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Travels Abroad

By Dan Gookin

You have no worries taking the Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab abroad. Because it uses Wi-Fi signals, your biggest issue is simply finding that type of Internet access so that you can use your Tab’s communications abilities. But for the digital cellular signal, more precautions need to take place. After all, you don’t want to incur any data roaming charges, especially when they’re priced in zloty or pengö.

Travel overseas with the Galaxy Tab

The Tab works overseas. The two resources you need to heed are a way to recharge the battery and access Wi-Fi. As long as you have both of them, you’re pretty much set.

The Tab’s AC plug can easily plug into a foreign AC adapter, which allows you to charge the Tab in outer Wamboolistan.

Wi-Fi is pretty universal, and as long as your location offers this service, you can connect the Tab and pick up your e-mail, browse the web, or do whatever other Internet activities you desire. Even if you have to pay for Wi-Fi access, you’ll likely find it less expensive than paying a data roaming charge.

Even when you have Wi-Fi, you need to set up international credit on Skype.

How to disable data roaming on the Galaxy Tab

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.