Domestic data roaming
Your device data works a little differently when it's on a non-
T-Mobile network, and it has some restrictions.
How it works
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Things to keep in mind
- You will not be charged for domestic data roaming. However, once your domestic data roaming allotment has been reached, your data services will be unavailable or slowed until you return to a
T-Mobilecoverage area or when your payment cycle starts over. If you have a Wi-Fi-capable device, you can still connect to Wi-Fito access data in non- T-Mobilecoverage areas.
- To reduce data usage when roaming:
Wi-Fiwhenever possible, especially when streaming or downloading.
- Adjust the settings in your phone to disable data roaming. Head over to the Support, scroll to the Device section, and you'll find your User Guide.
- Set email and other social networking applications that synchronize data to "manual" mode instead of "automatic," so you can control when you are syncing data.
- Android phones can use applications like My Data Manager to track and control usage. It's not a Metro by
T-Mobileapplication and doesn't show exact network usage, but it may be useful for general reference.
How much domestic data roaming have I used?
You'll receive a free usage alert via text message to notify you once you use 80% of your monthly domestic data roaming allotment, and another when you reach 100%.
What can I do if I used my domestic data roaming allotment?
Once your domestic data roaming allotment has been reached, your data services will be unavailable or slowed until you return to a
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