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Use of a cellular phone outside its calling area. Whereas the incoming calls may be free (being charged to the calling party), outgoing calls typically cost more than normal in the roaming mode.

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My friend found me outside his apartment roaming around the halls, and he laughed and called me over to greet each other.
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I was shocked when my cell phone bill arrived and it was more than double last month's bill, so I called the provider and found out that all those calls I made from my sisters house were out of their calling area so additional charges applied since I had been roaming.
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If you are traveling you must make sure to know your roaming costs so you don't get hit with a big bill.
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