A feature of some access points that allows users to move through a facility while maintaining an unbroken connection to the LAN.
The ability for a user to use a serving network that is different from their home network. International roaming denotes that you can use networks other than your own when travelling abroad.
Roaming in wireless network applications is a wireless feature that allows wireless LAN clients to connect through multiple access points while moving from coverage area to coverage area.
Roaming allows you, for example, to access your own Internet account while being absent from home without having to make an expensive long distance call to your local Internet provider. This is made possible by an international agreement between a number of Internet providers who came together to form the Global Reach Internet Connection (GRIC). Link Box Print
The ability of a wireless device to move from one access point's ( eg mobile phone and phone tower) range to another without losing connection.
Occurs when cellular customers leave their cellular carrier’s home area and use their cellular phones at significantly higher per-minute rates. In most cases, cellular customers cannot be reached when they are roaming by simply dialing their 10-digit phone numbers. Sprint PCS technology addresses this concern.
Roaming generally refers to using your phone to make calls and send messages abroad. Roaming is available on all of the UK digital networks. How many countries you can roam to will depend on the number of roaming agreements your network has signed, and on the type of phone you have access to - Dual-band, Tri-band or Quad-band. Roaming must be requested from your network or airtime provider.
Using a cellular telephone outside the user's home system. Roaming usually incurs extra charges.
A method that enables subscribers of one wireless operator to use their handset in another carrier's service area. Customers cannot roam on a network unless their home carrier and the visited operator have a roaming agreement and a user has compatible equipment
Making or receiving calls (or using wireless data services) outside your home airtime rate area. Additional fees may apply, depending on your calling plan.
The ability to access a network anywhere and move freely while maintaining an active link through a wireless connection to a network. Roaming usually requires a handoff when a node (user) moves from one cell to another. The ability to access a network anywhere and move freely while maintaining an active link through a wireless connection to a network. Roaming usually requires a handoff when a node (user) moves from one cell to another.
(2005-07-18) Chris Limb Generally refers to allowing connectivity to a computer from anywhere in a particular network. At Sussex the Roaming Network is the network to which people may connect their own computers via either wireless or wired connections. [ further information about roaming
A wireless device ability to work continuously without losing connection when moving from one access point (base station) coverage to another.
Function offering an Internet service provider's subscriber the possibility of connecting in an area other than the one where he is subscribed.
A service offered by most mobile phone service providers that allows subscribers to use mobile service while traveling outside their home service area. When they are outside their home service and come within range of another mobile system, the ROAM indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that they are in range.
A service offered by wireless network operators that allows subscribers to use their mobile phones while in the service area of another operator; this requires a roaming agreement between the operators.
The ability to take a wireless device from one access point's range to another without losing the connection.
The use of a mobile on any communications network other than the user’s home network.
Occurs when a cellular or mobile satellite service customer travels outside the service area of his/her local service provider.
The ability for a network device to move about and transparently connect to neighbouring networks. Mobile phones are capable of roaming.
a mobile service for those traveling to Japan and other Asia destinations with the same mobile number
Means that your mobile phone automatically sets up communication procedures with different radio base stations when you are on the move. International roaming means that you can use networks other than your own when travelling abroad. Some phones allow for example switching between 900/1800 in Europe to 1900 in US.
Moving from one wireless access area to another without losing connectivity. Back
Taking a mobile or portable terminal from one network to another and using it there.
Roaming is the term used to define the ability of a station to move from one access point to another without being interrupted.
International roaming means that you can use networks other than your own when traveling abroad. To allow international roaming, there has to be an according agreement between the network operators in question.
Use of your cellular phone outside your local calling area is called roaming. Calls you make while roaming are handled by the system of a cellular carrier in the immediate area and may involve extra charges. Per minute airtime roaming rates and daily roaming fees (if applicable) vary from city to city.
Where cellular/PCS telephone has traveled outside its calling area; the phone sends a signal to any cellular site it can reach, regardless of company; if the phone can communicate with the cellular site, then the roam indicator will be displayed on the phone.
An Internet connection by someone who is mobile. Roaming services are also offered by telephone companies, who belong to alliances to cover different areas. It is actually the same as roaming with mobile telephones.
The ability of a mobile communications device to move freely from one part the whole of a network operator's system or another.
Provision and use of GSM/GPRS/UMTS (or other mobile system) outside of the customer home network or country.
Call made outside of your service plan's calling area or network. Separate fees usually apply to these calls.
When a cellular subscriber travels to another city and uses a different service than the carrier the customer subscribes to.
The ability to connect to a NAS that is not your normal POP (Point of Presence) and have the Access-Request redirected to your normal RADIUS server. The ability to use any one of multiple Internet server providers, while maintaining a formal, customer-vendor relationship with only one.
Using a mobile phone on a phone on a foreign network, not on your usual "home country" network.
The ability of a subscriber to use a mobile device to make and receive calls outside their home network coverage area. Roaming is usually based on roaming agreements between mobile operators. Charging rates are usually higher when the subscriber is roaming. See also Coverage. To Top
The act of using a wireless phone outside of its specified home coverage area. Unless otherwise specified, roaming usually carries an additional charge.
The ability to dial into your ISP from an area away from home - perhaps on business out of town or while on vacation.
Typically used to describe a portable communications device moving its network connection from one fixed access point to another.
In connection with mobile telephones, "to roam" means to use the telephone both nationally and internationally on another mobile operator's network. This is why roaming agreements are made between the mobile network operators.
A service allowing cellular subscribers to use their handsets on networks of other operators.
Technical name for the ability of a single handset to work in conjunction with more than one mobile network. In practice roaming means that the handset will work when its owner travels abroad. In the USA, handsets may roam between different cities.
the ability for cellular phone users to make or receive calls on other service providers' networks when outside the coverage area of their own cellular network service provider.
Refers to using a wireless device outside the coverage area. Users are sometimes charged for this service, depending on their service agreement with the carrier.
Using a wireless phone outside the subscriber's home calling area. This isn't as clean as it used to be, when the home calling area was the carrier's license area. Now, some carriers are including larger calling areas, up to, and including the whole country in some cases.
Term which refers to calls made or received outside a pre-established local calling area where the user's current provider doesn't offer service. These types of communications are often charged separately and are not part of a set calling plan (though some providers offer free roaming).
Taking your phone to another country and being able to use it.
A phone's ability to search through, identify and use a different network system when entering a foreign country. When outside the range of its native network, a phone can still operate by using compatible networks abroad. While this is happening, different charges apply for making/receiving calls, receiving voicemail messages, and other services. Consult your network's tariff guidelines for specific details.
Using a cell phone outside of your service plan's calling area or network. Separate fees usually apply to these calls.
The ability to move seamlessly from one area of Wi-Fi or cellular phone coverage to another with no loss in connectivity. Roaming also refers to the ability of road warriors to wirelessly connect to the Internet from different hotspots without confronting the array of schemes used by different providers to authorize use and track billing. Roaming agreements among providers allow mobile professionals to a single authentication and authorization scheme to have all charges resolved to a single bill. (See hotspot, mobile professional). close
Roaming enables you to move from one coverage area to another without interruption in service or loss in connectivity. Your signal is bounced to a â€˜partnerâ€™ carrier(s) to handle your call. In general, using a phone while roaming incurs additional fees. An increasing number of phones offer what is called â€˜Internationâ€™ or â€˜Global Roaming,â€™ which allows users to make and receive phone calls from virtually any country.
Using a wireless phone outside of your service provider's local coverage area or home calling area is referred to as roaming. Roaming arrangements between service providers expand the potential area for phone use. Service providers typically charge a higher per-minute fee for calls placed outside their home calling or coverage area. Roaming within your home network, this means that your mobile phone automatically sets up communication procedures with different radio base stations when on the move. International roaming means that you can use networks other than your own when traveling abroad. Back to the top.
The ability to use a communications device such as a notebook PC or PDA and be able to move from one cell or access point to another without losing the connection.
Movement of a wireless node between two access points. Roaming usually occurs in infrastructure networks built around multiple access points.
The ability to use your cellular phone outside your usual service area – when traveling, for example using other cellular phone providers towers.
Roaming allows you to use your mobile phone on other networks other than the one you pay. Usually quite expensive, but very handy when you are on your holidays and want to make someone a little jealous
Using your phone outside of your local service area. You usually are charged an additional per-minute fee for this service, and may also be charged an additional monthly roaming fee for the first use per month.
The ability to use a cellular phone outside of a usual service area when traveling, for example.
The use of a wireless phone outside of the "home" service area defined by a service provider. Higher per-minute rates are usually charged for calls made or received while roaming. Long distance rates and a daily access fee may also apply.
Using a cellular phone through a system other than the usual "home" switch.
The ability to use your phone abroad, this varies according to your service provider and their agreements with overseas networks.
The term given to using your Orange phone abroad. Roaming is possible in countries where Orange has set up an agreement with a local mobile network.
Whenever a cellular phone is operating on a non-home system, it is roaming. You are charged for roaming when you place or receive a call outside of your home area.
Using a wireless phone outside of your service provider's local coverage area or home calling area is referred to as roaming. Roaming arrangements between service providers expand the potential area for phone use. Service providers typically charge a higher per-minute fee for calls placed outside their home calling or coverage area. See also Coverage Area , Service Agreement.
Use of a mobile network by a customer who is a subscriber to a different mobile network.
the provision of connection services by means of the Applicable Systems to authorised mobile operators in respect of teleservices and bearer services pursuant to a national roaming agreement between the licensee and a relevant mobile operator.
A feature that enables the user to call from outside his own GSM network and to receive calls on his mobile phone while abroad. Calls can be set up in a third (foreign) mobile network provided that the operator has signed a roaming agreement with at least one partner in the country in question. Once abroad, the handset automatically switches to the foreign operator's GSM network. If there is more than one, the handset can be programmed to automatically choose the network with the strongest signal, or the user can choose a particular mobile network with the on-screen menu. When a mobile phone is abroad, it can be reached by dialling the usual number (without any international prefix), so that the caller does not have to know that the called party is abroad. In the opposite direction, however, a mobile user calling from abroad has to dial the international dialling code to make a call to his own country. For incoming calls, the communication charges are shared between the caller and the called party. For outgoing calls, a roaming supplement is added to the call charge according to the rates applicable for the country in question. more...
When a cellular subscriber crosses into another service providerâ€™s service area RSA Rural Statistical Area Refers to a loosely populated area The opposite is MSA. Often the countryside
A function that allow one to travel with a mobile end system (wireless LAN mobile station, for example) through the territory of domain (an ESS, for example) while continuously connecting to the infrastructure.
Roaming is the ability to move within different networks. It enables the use of mobile phones while outside the subscriber's home base networks. It requires the same underlying standards such as GSM or similar.
The ability to use a cellular phone outside its base or home system when traveling.
The ability to make and receive calls on the same mobile phone when travelling outside the area of the home network operator.
Moving an end user device from one location to another within a network while still maintaining unique identification and other properties. Mobile devices (for example, phones, computers) in a cellular packet-switched network can roam areas without losing communication.
In wireless networking, roaming refers to the ability to move from one access point coverage area to another without interruption in service or loss in connectivity.
A facility offered by the networks that allows you to use your mobile phone abroad. To enable the roaming facility you must contact your service provider.
make and receive calls on the same mobile phone when travelling outside of O2's network.
The ability to use a mobile device like a cellular phone outside a prescribed service area - when travelling, for example.
Traveling outside a carrier’s local area.
The ability to use a mobile phone abroad
The ability for a customer to switch freely between compatible digital networks and between digital and analog networks.
The ability to use a cellular phone outside of your cellular or PCS company's service area.
Roaming is the term for using your cellular phone outside your home service area - when traveling, for example.
Roaming is a term used to describe the way in which a GSM mobile can be used in any country that uses the GSM system. The facility is usually granted to a user on request and a credit limit is set, users using their mobile phone in a different country will be charge for receiving calls as well as calls made.
As a result of the collaboration between different service providers, roaming is made possible. This enables phone users to call from anywhere within the participating service providers coverage area using one phone connected to one service. International roaming refers to the same agreement between the service providers of different countries allowing international calling.
The ability of a mobile phone network to make voice calls, send and receive data or access other services using a visited network when traveling outside the geographical coverage area of the home network. Usage abroad depends upon the number of roaming agreements held by the network and the specification of the phone.
The ability to make and receive calls on a mobile network other than your home network. As well as routing any calls, the home and visited networks must have billing systems in place to charge the customer. At present, all roaming calls are routed back via the home network.
It refers to when a user travels outside of his/her calling area. It usually involves higher charges and long distance fees.
Roaming allows the mobile subscriber to make and receive calls while outside his home network coverage area through networks that have made commercial roaming agreement with his local network.
The facility for a subscriber to make and receive calls on his mobile phone, at any point on both the Belgian and foreign mobilephone network. Using his SIM card, the subscriber is billed by his operator. This operation is made possible thanks to the roaming agreements concluded between various European operators.
The ability to networks other than your own. This is useful if you are travelling overseas. If you are on a GSM network, for example, you can switch from provider to provider as you travel from one country to another as you travel throughout Europe. Your network operator must have a roaming agreement with the different providers.
The ability to use your mobile while abroad.
When traveling outside their carrier's local area, roaming allows users the ability to move from one carrier's coverage area to another, without interruption in service or dropped calls.
Using your phone on a different network to the one you pay for â€“ i.e. using your phone abroad. How many countries you can roam depends on your provider.
The ability to use networks overseas and cross geographical boundaries whilst using a single number and a single phone.
Refers to a cellular subscriber using mobile phone service while outside of his/her service provider's coverage area.
An arrangement whereby a mobile handset is be recognized by networks other than that of the issuer (notably for subscribers traveling abroad). See GSM.
An optional Service which allows you to use your Phone on other operators' networks, usually in foreign countries.
Movement of a mobile device from one wireless network location to another without interruption in service or loss in connectivity.
When you leave your service provider's coverage area, you are roaming. Extra fees apply.
Using your wireless phone in an area outside its home coverage area. There is usually an additional charge for roaming.
Using your wireless phone outside your coverage area, for which you're usually charged higher rates.
An expensive process for using a mobile phone on a network other than the one on which you pay your monthly subscription of from who you buy call time. Roaming is most commonly used to describe using your mobile phone abroad. Roaming is now widely available globally. You need to have roaming activated by your network provider before you can use it.
The ability of a wireless system to forward incoming calls to a handset that is roaming outside its home service area without any pre-notification to the wireless carrier.
Roaming refers to the ability of a wireless user to move freely, or "roam", within a building, campus or large complex while maintaining an unbroken wireless connection to the wireless local are network (WLAN). This is achieved by using a number of strategically positioned access points. As a user moves beyond the range of one access point, they are automatically handed over to the next one.
A service provided by GSM that allows a subscriber to move between different cells.
A service offered by mobile communications network operators which allows a subscriber to use his or her handset while in the service area of another carrier.
The ability of a cordless or mobile phone user to travel from network to network, with complete communication continuity.
This refers to the ability for a mobile phone network customer to make voice calls, send and receive data or access other services when roaming outside the geographical coverage area of the home network, using a visited network. Usage abroad depends upon the number of roaming agreements held by the network and the specification of the phone.
The act of seamlessly moving your wireless connection from one access point to another as you walk around. To enable roaming between access points, connect them to the same wired Ethernet network, give them the same network name, and set them to use different, non-overlapping channels (1, 6, and 11).
The ability to allow or feature allowing cellular service in a service or area other than the one in which your contract service originates. Known in the North American analog cellular phone system as AMPS roaming. * RSRB: Remote Source Route Bridging
The term given to a cellular phone's ability to make and receive calls outside the customer's home calling area.
The ability in some types of wireless networks for their mobile users to be handed off to adjacent networks seamlessly, without disconnection of service.
A service unique to GSM which enables a subscriber to make and receive calls when outside the service area of his home network e.g. when travelling abroad
Subscribers using a foreign network
Describes mobile cellular telephone use which involves passing from the local service area of one company to that of another with a compatible network technology. This can also be done at the international level. Within your home network, this means that your mobile phone automatically sets up communication procedures with different radio base stations when on the move.
Refers to a wireless device that travels outside of its specified home coverage area. When roaming, a userâ€(tm)s mobile phone establishes communication with the BSC and different base stations so that a call is not interrupted or missed. See also BSC.
When you use a cellular phone outside of your cellular or PCS company's service area, your said to be roaming.
It is a general term in wireless telecommunications that refers to the extending of connectivity service in a network that is different than the network with which a station is registered
Some of the service providers share network capacity, so that if you are out of range of 'your' network, you may still be able to make or receive calls via the roaming network. Please note that there are often surcharges associated with this ability. See also Global Roaming, above.
Use of a wireless phone outside the home-service area. Roaming can incur additional charges to the customer, depending on the customer's calling plan. If a customer roams on a different carrier's network, that customer's wireless provider pays a negotiated amount to the other carrier.
A feature of cellular mobile communications networks. Activated mobile stations remain accessible, regardless of location, in all radio cells of the entire area served by the network. Roaming can also include similar networks of different network operators, as is the case with international roaming in the pan-European GSM system.
Ability of a cordless or mobile phone user to travel from one cell to another, with complete communications continuity. Supported by a cellular network of radio base stations. Roaming is also the term given for inter-network operability, i.e. moving from one network provider to another (internationally).
The facility for a subscriber to use his/ her mobile for both outgoing and incoming calls on any other network, in the same or another country, that has entered into a commercial roaming agreement with the subscriber's home network.
1. The ability to move between cells of the same network. 2. The ability to use a cellular phone outside oneâ€(tm)s providers' home service area. Providers often set up Roaming Agreements with other providers in different geographic locations. A roaming agreement lets a caller seamlessly make calls in the other provider's geographic service area without operator intervention.
The ability to access one or several mobile networks from any point of attachment, either by taking a mobile terminal along (terminal roaming), or by inserting an User Identification Module (UIM) in different Terminals (UIM Roaming)
The seamless movement of a wireless node between two microcells. Roaming usually occurs in infrastructure networks built around multiple access points.
Roaming is a general term in wireless telecommunications that refers to the extending of connectivity service in a location that is different from the home location where the service was registered. Roaming occurs when a subscriber of one wireless service provider uses the facilities of another wireless service provider. This second provider has no direct pre-existing financial or service agreement with this subscriber to send or receive information.