Roaming Tips

ROAMING TIPS

 

Roaming is automatically set up on your postpaid and prepaid accounts.

Now, staying in touch when you are abroad is no hassle! Make and receive calls and use the internet while you travel with your Digicel phone in all DigiRoam territories, USA, UK, Canada plus over 300 networks worldwide. Pay as you go or select one of our plans that allow you to access even lower rates than ever before in applicable destinations!

1.  Ensure handset  is compatible with the requirements of visiting country( preferred  quad band handset)

2.  Prepaid customers should Top-up their account, with sufficient credit before departure.

*Bonus Credit cannot be used while roaming*

3.  Postpaid customers should request a temporary Credit Limit increase to avoid becoming Credit Limit Barred. Postpaid customers may have their service suspended if their usage exceeds their assigned credit limit.

4.  Should a postpaid customer desire increasing to a higher credit limit, the regular process for a Credit Limit increase will apply.

5.  Some Postpaid legacy customers are required to opt-in to roam via My Digicel App or *141# menu

6.  Pack you charger and travel adapter

Why MDA?

Roamers may use My Digicel App to enhance their roaming experience. They will be able to:

o Purchase/Reactivate the roaming plans

o Top Up Prepaid accounts

o Pay Bill balances

o Check their roaming balances

o Speak to a customer care agent via webchat

o Access to My Digicel App does not deplete data from your roaming bundles

DIY Steps before escalating.

GENERAL RULES:

Restart: A restart is fundamental while roaming as it allows your handset to attempt registering on an international network. This will assists with troubleshooting if required. When you return home, a restart is also important seeing that your handset may still be registered on a foreign network. 

 

Manual Network Search: Most handsets should automatically update to the strongest available network. We however recommend that you always do a manual search for relevant roaming partners. While roaming in the US, the preferred roaming networks are AT&T and T Mobile. In Canada, the preferred networks are Rogers, Bell and Telus.  Learn how to change your network below. 

 

Here's how you can change your network when roaming.

Follow the instructions by selecting your phone type:

Android

Apple

Windows

 

Note: These third party sites can provide a lot of helpful insight into your phone issue. Be aware that as non-Digicel sites, you will incur data charges. 

 

VOICE:

Dialing Format: Always ensure that the correct international dialing format is utilized for each call being made while roaming. To call home “+1268” must be in front of the 7 digit number. To call the US “+1” must be placed in front the 10 digit number. To make things easier, store numbers in the international format. Example, for numbers in the USA, save the contact as +147956323333

 

DATA:

Check the APN: Using data on your mobile device while roaming requires the correct Access Point Name (APN) Address on your handset along with “Mobile Data” and “Data Roaming” options to be selected. The correct Access Point Name (APN) is “web.digiceltt.com”. Always verify this information is correct to ensure connection to a partner’s data network.

Here's how you can check your Access Point Name (APN) when roaming.

Follow the instructions by selecting your phone type:

Android

Apple

Windows

 

Note: These third party sites can provide a lot of helpful insight into your phone issue. Be aware that as non-Digicel sites, you will incur data charges. 

We are here to help!

Call us +12687361013 from any location via your handset or click here

Never miss an important message!

Step 1.  Dial 1-868-350-0000 to access the voicemail service. 

Step 2.  You will be prompted to dial the number you want to leave a message for or dial # to access your own mailbox. Press #. 

Step 3.  Enter your phone number with your area code. For example: '1268-123-4567'

Step 4.  Enter your password to get access to your mailbox. 

 

N.B. If you do not wish to receive voicemail while out of the country, before roaming, ensure that you cancel call forwarding and all voicemail diverts by dialing ##002

 

N.B. In cases where incoming calls are charged, voicemail depositing and retrieval will also incur charges.

How can you control the charges?

Using the internet on your phone while you are roaming carries a charge just as making a call and sending a text message does.

If you would like to avoid data charges, consider the following options: 

1.  Activate a roaming plan .  Once you activate it, you can use your Digicel phone in DigiRoam territories, the USA, UK and Canada plus over 300 networks worldwide just like you were home.

2.  Avoid unexpected data charges by switching off mobile data. If mobile data is switched on whilst you're connected to Wi-Fi, your phone could switch over to using the mobile data connection if the Wi-Fi signal is weak. When this happens, data charges as per roaming rates would apply.  

Here's how you can turn off your mobile data connection on your phone:

Toggle through the menu by selecting your phone type:

Android

Apple

Windows

Note: These third party sites can provide a lot of helpful insight into your phone issue. Be aware that as non-Digicel sites, you will incur data charges.