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How to avoid data roaming charges on your Samsung

Temporarily disable your phone number
Stay connected with prepaid eSIM data

With the correct Samsung roaming settings and a prepaid travel data eSIM from aloSIM, you’ll have a steady data connection with no roaming fees.

Samsung roaming settings for travel

Once you’ve installed your eSIM and activated your data package on your Samsung, here are the settings to check if you’re worried about roaming fees.

Samsung eSIM activation / Turn off your regular SIM card to avoid international calling and texting fees

Your Primary SIM should be off

If you aren’t going to be using your regular phone number while travelling, it’s best to switch it off entirely to avoid unwanted fees for individual calls and texts that occur in another country. 


Settings > Connections > SIM card manager > Look for your Primary SIM > Toggle it OFF

Samsung eSIM activation _ Make sure your Samsung eSIM is on

Your eSIM should be on

Your eSIM needs to be toggled on in order to provide you with data. (Some Samsung devices might find this setting under “Mobile Networks” instead.)


Settings > Connections > SIM card manager > Look for your eSIM > Toggle it ON

Samsung eSIM activation _ Your eSIM should be your Primary or Preferred SIM

Your eSIM should be your Preferred SIM

You need to tell your Samsung phone to use your eSIM (aloSIM) for all data usage, making it your “Preferred” or “Primary” SIM, depending on your device.


Settings > Connections > SIM card manager > Preferred SIM (or Primary SIM) > Select aloSIM and confirm you want to use it

Samsung eSIM activation _ Make sure your Samsung eSIM has Data Roaming ON

"Data roaming" must be toggled on

Your eSIM needs to be able to “roam” on new networks get data in a new country, so make sure “Data roaming” is on when you’re using an eSIM.


Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Toggle “Data Roaming” ON

Samsung eSIM activation / Use Hushed for a temporary phone number

Consider using a vacation phone number

If you’d like a way to call and text affordably while you’re travelling, our sister app Hushed has real phone numbers that work over Wi-Fi or data (300+ area codes) starting at $2.99. Most aloSIM data packages now include a FREE Hushed phone number so you can try it out on your vacation.


Download Hushed for your Samsung > Purchase data from aloSIM > Redeem your free phone number 

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