Just got a "roaming alert" for the US - both phones are home with me in Canada. What does this mean?

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How can I find out who is "roaming?
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Linda Brennan

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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Dinh, Mobile Master

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Hi Linda,
Are you staying close to US border? Your phone might pick up signals from US cell network and sent that notification to you.
I would suggest you change the network selection in your phone from Automatic to manual selection of Koodo.
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Camilo_A

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Hi there!

Definitely you must've been close to the border...

Do as Dinh suggests since this will avoid from having accidental Roaming charges!
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Is this a text raining alert?
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canucks4life

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Follow-up question on this I've run into "accidental" US roaming as well even though my phone had data roaming disabled it briefly connected for 0.08MB/$5 charge...Koodo credited me back no problem but just curious if International data roaming is removed from account does that disable US data roaming as well?


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Dinh, Mobile Master

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I read somewhere, US roaming doesn't require that add-on though.
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Yeah kind of thinking it is only for "overseas" roaming...I just need to be more careful was not an issue on PM prepaid since the phone would simply show no service once out of local service area.
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Ya USA roaming doesn't require any add-ons to work. To stop US roaming, manually set your network to Koodo instead of having it set to automatically select a network.