If you’re a Verizon customer, you may have noticed that your phone has been “roaming” more often lately, even when you’re at home. Here’s why:
Verizon is currently in the process of upgrading its network to what’s known as LTE Advanced, which is the latest and greatest technology for wireless networks. In order to do this, Verizon is using a technique called carrier aggregation, which essentially bonds together two different frequency bands in order to get more speed and capacity.
The problem is that carrier aggregation requires more power than traditional LTE, so your phone has to work harder and use more battery when it’s connected to an LTE Advanced cell tower. And, since Verizon’s LTE Advanced rollout is still in progress, your phone will often connect to a non-LTE Advanced cell tower, which doesn’t require as much power. That’s why you might see your phone switching back and forth between LTE and 3G (or even 2G) service, even when you’re in an area with good LTE coverage.
The good news is that, as Verizon’s LTE Advanced rollout continues, you should see your phone’s battery life improve. And, once the rollout is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy faster speeds and better coverage. In the meantime, if you’re concerned about your phone’s battery life, you can always turn off LTE in your phone’s settings.
Other related questions:
Q: Why does my Verizon phone say I’m roaming?
A: There are a few reasons why your Verizon phone might say that you’re roaming. One possibility is that you’re actually roaming on another carrier’s network. Another possibility is that you’re in an area with a weak Verizon signal and your phone is connecting to a nearby cell tower that happens to be on another carrier’s network.
Q: Why is my phone on roam at home?
A: There are a few possible reasons why your phone may be on roam at home:
-Your home location may not be covered by your carrier’s network.
-Your phone may be set to roam automatically.
-There may be a problem with your phone’s SIM card.
Q: How do I turn off roaming on my Verizon phone?
A: To disable roaming on your Verizon phone, follow these steps:
1. Go to the “Settings” menu.
2. Select “Wireless & Networks.”
3. Select “Mobile Networks.”
4. Uncheck the “Enable Roaming” option.