Nokia 6165i - Understanding Roaming

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Understanding Roaming

Recognizing the Roaming Icon on the Display Screen

Your phone’s display screen always lets you know when you’re
off the network available to you. Any time you are roaming,
the phone displays the roaming icon (

). If you are roaming

on an analog system, the roaming icon will display along with
the text “Analog Roam.”

Roaming on Other Digital Networks

When you’re roaming on digital networks, your call quality
and security will be similar to the quality you receive when
making calls on the network available to you. However, you
may not be able to access certain features, such as data


Remember, when you are using your phone off the
network available to you, always dial numbers using 11
digits (1 + area code + number).


Unless your service plan includes roaming, you will pay a
higher per-minute rate for roaming calls.


If you’re on a call when you leave the network available to you
and enter an area where roaming is available, your call is
dropped. If your call is dropped in an area where you think
network service is available, turn your phone off and on again
to reconnect to the network available to you.

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Section 2D: Controlling Your Roaming Experience






Roaming on Analog Networks

When you roam on analog networks, you will experience a
similar quality provided by other analog carriers today.
Although some features, such as data services, will be
unavailable, you can still make and receive calls and access
voicemail. If you are accustomed to network service, you may
notice some of the following differences when using analog

You are more likely to experience static, cross-talk,
fade-out, and dropped calls.

Some features that are standard on the enhanced
network available to you, such as call waiting, data
services, and direct international dialing, may be

Although callers can leave voicemail messages while you
are roaming, you will not receive notification until you
return to the network available to you.

There are security and privacy risks (eavesdropping and
cloning) that are inherent to conventional analog services

Your battery’s charge will deplete more quickly and you
will need to recharge it more often when you use your
phone for analog roaming.

Checking for Voicemail Messages While Roaming

When you are roaming off the network available to you, you
will not receive on-phone notification of new voicemail
messages. Callers can still leave messages, but you will need
to periodically check your voicemail for new messages if you
are in a roaming service area for an extended period of time.


When using your phone in analog mode, the phone may feel
warm. This is normal for analog operation.

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Section 2D: Controlling Your Roaming Experience

To check your voicemail while roaming:


Dial 1+area code+your phone number.


When you hear your voicemail greeting, press



Enter your passcode at the prompt and follow the
voice prompts.

When you return to the network available to you, voicemail
notification will resume as normal.