OnePlus has started rolling out new OxygenOS Open Beta 7 update to the OnePlus 6 smartphones. The update also introduces a new service from the company called OnePlus Roaming.
According to the official changelog, OnePlus Roaming service will enable you to access cellular data on their smartphone without having to buy a local SIM card when travelling abroad. The service is similar to the one introduced by Google as Project Fi.
To enable the service, you simply need to go to the Settings > Wi-Fi & Internet and select the ‘OnePlus Roaming’ option. You will then be presented with options to buy a data plan. Once the data pack has been purchased, just select the package from the ordered list and enable it once you reach your overseas destination.
Do note that the OnePlus Roaming service only supports data service and you won’t be able to make voice calls using the service. However, you can still rely on messaging services like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram among others to make voice calls over the internet.
Currently, the OnePlus Roaming service is only available to the users of OnePlus 6, but we expect the Chinese company to roll out this feature to other devices as well, including the newly launched OnePlus 6T flagship smartphone.
Along with the new Roaming service, the OxygenOS Open Beta 7 update comes with several new features. The company has added a new Video Enhancer feature for a better viewing experience while watching videos; user interface improvements for an emergency rescue; general bug fixes and performance improvements; among others.