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Warning: roaming in Morocco when you are in Europa Point of Gibraltar,

Started by: oyeahot
On: 05/12/2018 | 20:46
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by: oyeahot
on: 05/12/2018 | 20:46

I was travelling in Spain last week and went to Gibraltar.

Everthing is fine except when I walk to south point of Gibraltar, Europa point.

Suddenly I found my Iphone 7 connectted to IAM carrier. I realized this is not Europe carrier and immediately close the data roaming, but still chargered 1 pound for several KBs data. IAM is Morocco Carrier and roaming is 1 pound per MB. I glad I did not open faceboook or other app, otherwise my pocket will be bloody.

I have no idea why Iphone connected to Morocco instead of Spain. From google map, the distance between Europa point and nearest Spain land is less than the distance between Europa point and nearest Morocco.

Stupid Apple cost me 1 pound.

 

Just warning anybody who are traveling Spain south coast and be warn your phone connect to Morocco.

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by: k89bpa
on: 05/12/2018 | 20:59
Always disable automatic network selection and choose manual selection when anywhere near a border with a country which is not inclusive in the roaming package of your provider.
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by: glaswegianeric
on: 05/12/2018 | 21:08

That is precisely why either spending cap or non-EU roaming bundles (with non-EU roaming being unavailable if no bundle purchased) needed. 

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