Mobile Data is Internet access via mobile signals (4G/3G etc.) Data roaming is the term used when your mobile phone is using data on a mobile network, away from your home network, while you’re abroad.
So whenever you’re using mobile data outside your registered region, you’re roaming your data.
What is the difference between turning off cellular data and data roaming?
Switching off mobile data restricts the internet access on any cellular network regardless of which cellular network you are connected to. Switching off data roaming, on the other hand, restricts connection to only other mobile networks while you’re outside your home network but it still allows mobile data.
What is a roaming data?
In more technical terms, roaming refers to the ability for a cellular customer to automatically make and receive voice calls, send and receive data, or access other services, including home data services, when travelling outside the geographical coverage area of the home network, by means of using a visited network.
What is the difference between cellular data and mobile data?
Cellular data uses the same network provided by the cell towers that allow you to make phone calls. WiFi has a limited range, whereas cellular data is available as long as you are within your carrier’s coverage.
Does turning off mobile data stop roaming?
Go to Settings – Mobile Data – Data Roaming – make sure the button is switched to ‘Off’. Android phone users should disable data roaming at Settings>Mobile Networks. As with Android you can stop apps from updating while you’re not connected to Wi-Fi.