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# 81059 7-Apr-2011 16:55
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Hi guys,

I have a AT&T branded samsung focus, its been working great here in NZ but I am about to head over to europe for a 3 month holiday / travel. My sim card was previously in my blackberry and it just worked O/S np's, I am just curious if when oversea's the focus will just "work" aswell for data, im sure phone will be ok but im more curious if anyone knows if i will have to edit the APN etc?

I curretly have my APN set to which works fine, i read here people saying it should be set to 'internet' but that doesnt work on my phone.


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  # 456484 7-Apr-2011 17:15
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Also have samsung focus. I use for the APN field and it works fine for me. Plenty of users on xda devs have gone overseas with their focus with no issues. If you plan to switch sims once you get to your destination overseas then most likely you are going to have to edit the APN in the phone and add the one for the local carrier that you will be using. If you plan to roam with the XT sim then don't have to change anything but data will be very expensive.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  # 456593 7-Apr-2011 22:53
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You will always use the APN from your SIM provider, regardless of where you are.

But seriously, data roaming fees are too high. Get a local SIM (and remember to change the APN to the local one, then back to the Telecom one when you are here).


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  # 456760 8-Apr-2011 14:07
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Thanks for the info guys, I will be using my XT sim everywhere I go as work pays for my usage so the cost isnt a biggy to me more just the need for it to actually work :)


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  # 462472 26-Apr-2011 14:04

Just wondering why it's a good idea to change the APN when you travel overseas? Does it make you connect to the local network, rather than having to pay roaming fees? 

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  # 462485 26-Apr-2011 14:42
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Glee: Just wondering why it's a good idea to change the APN when you travel overseas? Does it make you connect to the local network, rather than having to pay roaming fees? 

If you are not roaming overseas and buy a local sim card there then you would need to edit the telecom or vodafone APN fed in your phone and enter their settings or else internet will not work.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  # 462598 26-Apr-2011 16:52

Oh. Thanks for the explanation.

I guess a lot of people buy local SIM cards and then don't understand why they can't access the Internet.

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