FCC To Examine Roaming
Sep 1, 2005, 3:19 PM by (staff)
The FCC yesterday said they intend to examine the state of roaming agreements between US carriers and determine if any changes are necessary. The FCC currently mandates that carriers allow subscribers to manually roam on each other's compatible networks by entering a credit card or calling a service center. However, most networks have automatic roaming agreements with each other, simplifying the process and charging a negotiated price. The FCC has not commented on what sort of policy changes might result from the study, however they are primarily concerned by a growing rift between mega-sized national carriers and smaller regional ones.
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Manual roaming? Yeah right..
I'd gladly punch my CC number into the prompt..if there was one.
The little guys...
It is a NO Roaming plan, because the PRL tells your phone NOT TO SEE towers that you will be charged extra to use.
Thoughts . . . ?
Carriers are not supposed to be allowed to force your phone not to "see" other systems, when their's is not available... and that is exactly what Verizon is doing...
It seems t...