On the web page, https://www.howtocallabroad.com/qa/international-roaming.html I read, “How do people from my home country call me? People from home can call you as if you never left. While traveling abroad your cell phone number does not change for incoming calls, no matter where they come from.” My wireless provider states that all calls must originate from the US, and international roaming is not allowed. Does this also mean that I cannot receive calls from the US while abroad?
In order to be able to make or receive calls on your cell phone while traveling abroad you need to have international roaming activated. I don’t know why your wireless provider says that ‘all calls must originate from the US, and international roaming is not allowed’ and in what context. If you subscribe to a wireless plan which does not allow international roaming you won’t be able to use your phone overseas at all.
Thanks for your response. I guess the only sure way to find out is to ask someone here to call me while I am overseas. The text I quoted may be found in the fine print on the home page of pagepluscellular.com
This is pretty clear to me: Page Plus does not support international roaming. It is a wireless provider offering nationwide only service. Please refer to the excerpt below (copy/pasted from their Terms and Conditions):
‘It is possible that under certain circumstances your phone may roam if you are outside of your network coverage area and within the United States. Roaming occurs when a subscriber of one wireless service provider uses the facilities of another wireless service provider. Although there are no additional charges for using the Service while roaming domestically, Page Plus does not guarantee your ability to roam nor the availability and/or the quality of Service. Domestic roaming may be discontinued or changed at any time without notice. Due to Carrier restrictions, Page Plus reserves the right to terminate the Service of any customer whose roaming usage exceeds 50% of their total usage in any three (3) Plan cycles within a 12 month period. International roaming is not offered by Page Plus and is strictly prohibited.’