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    • bobrob73
    • By bobrob73 16th Jul 17, 9:47 AM
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    Roaming in Cyprus near North/ South border
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    • 16th Jul 17, 9:47 AM
    Roaming in Cyprus near North/ South border 16th Jul 17 at 9:47 AM
    Going to Cyprus this summer and probably going near north / south border. What are the roaming implications? Northern Cyprus is not in EU so I presume there is a risk of connecting to a mast if a signal is stronger and incurring a charge?
    Does anyone have any information in this matter, Internet searches have failed.
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    • Buzby
    • By Buzby 16th Jul 17, 9:57 AM
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    Your own network will tell you - border areas are always problematic so once you get a network whose charges you are happy with, turn off roaming so you stick with it and do not change. Your network will send you 'welcome' texts giving basic pricing when there is a change, so read these carefully.
    • J B
    • By J B 16th Jul 17, 10:17 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 10:17 AM
    What are the roaming implications? Northern Cyprus is not in EU so I presume there is a risk of connecting to a mast if a signal is stronger and incurring a charge?
    Originally posted by bobrob73
    You are correct, there is a risk this will happen ...... maybe you need to say what phone and network you have.

    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 16th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
    In your phone's settings, mobile networks, switch to 'manual selection' instead of automatic. When it shows the list of available networks choose a suitable one that you know is in Southern Cyprus with good signal and select that. You will remain connected to that network until you manually choose another or set it back to automatic, or if you switch off and back on it will probably revert so be careful first thing in the mornings. To turn off roaming as suggested above would disable ability to connect to any network.
    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 17th Jul 17, 11:43 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 11:43 PM
    It won't cost you anything to simply connect to any Northern Cyprus network.

    Just make sure your voicemail diverts are off with non-EEA networks (dialling ##002# call usually works)
    • J B
    • By J B 18th Jul 17, 9:56 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 9:56 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 9:56 PM
    It won't cost you anything to simply connect to any Northern Cyprus network.
    Originally posted by Heng Leng
    As long as you don't send an SMS or make or receive a call
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 18th Jul 17, 11:03 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:03 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:03 PM
    It won't cost you anything to simply connect to any Northern Cyprus network.
    Originally posted by Heng Leng
    As long as you don't send an SMS or make or receive a call
    Originally posted by J B
    And as long as your phone doesn't use any background data at several pounds per MB.
    • Ian011
    • By Ian011 18th Jul 17, 11:59 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:59 PM
    If you are in, or near the border of, any of the following places within or near continental Europe, you should be careful:

    Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus (North), Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

    Most UK providers will charge extortionate rates if you use your phone via any any of the mobile networks located in those places.
    Last edited by Ian011; 19-07-2017 at 3:24 PM.
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