1. When you power on your device, it will select a network for you. If you want to change the network you're using, you can select a network through the "manual network selection" option on your phone. For instructions on how to change the network, consult your user guide or the device tutorials from our smartphone support section. Just select your device from the drop-down menu.
2. You'll receive a welcome message from Bell with the standard roaming rates in that country. You'll also receive a warning message if your data roaming usage reaches a certain volume.
When travelling without a travel add-on, the costs can add up especially when it comes to data. Try the following tips on managing your data:
- Use Wi-Fi when available
- If you don't plan to use data, disable data services on your phone. For instructions, consult your user guide or the device tutorials from our smartphone support section.
- Avoid using data-intensive applications such as web surfing, video streaming or downloading large email attachments.
Find more tips on how to reduce data use on your smartphone or iPhone.
To make an international call while abroad, you need to add a "+" symbol in front of the number you’re dialling. To get the "+" symbol on your mobile phone, hold the "0" key for a few seconds until "+" appears on the screen.
- Press and hold the 1 key.
- If prompted, enter your 10-digit mobile phone number.
- When prompted, enter your voicemail password.
Note: roaming rates apply.
To reach emergency services while roaming on an HSPA or GSM network, dial 1-1-2.
Note: We recommend you turn on your phone's screen lock to prevent accidental or unauthorized use. You'll still be able to call emergency services (such as 1-1-2) if needed.