Call roaming preference can't be changed

Bug #1211801 reported by Ken VanDine on 2013-08-13
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ofono (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Ubuntu 14.10 r22

1. Navigate to System Settings > "Cellular".
2. Turn "Call roaming" on or off.

What happens: There's no such setting.

What should happen: There's a "Call roaming" switch, with the caption "When call roaming is off, incoming calls are ignored while roaming.".
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Networking#cellular-mobile>

The design for the cellular plugin included setting a preference for call roaming. Ofono only provides this as a read-only property, to show if you are currently roaming or not. You can disable/enable data while roaming, but there is no way to do that for calls.

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-09-16
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings:
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
Tony Espy (awe) wrote :

A user should be able to accomplish this by setting the operator selection setting to manual, and selecting their home operator. Note, the current ofono/rilmodem back-end support for this has not yet been implemented.

We could explore making the toggle automatically set the operator selection to manual, and the selected operator the home operator/network, however there's a good chance that this would require some customization of the current ofono API.

I'm also not a fan of this approach, as it would leave us with two ways to accomplish the same thing, however it could be argued that the toggle is a short-cut.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

setting as wishlist for system settings, we don't have the option in the UI yet

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Iain Lane (laney) on 2013-10-07
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I don't understand why turning on call roaming would involve "setting the operator selection setting to manual, and selecting their home operator". In another country, your home operator often wouldn't even be in the list to select!

If Ofono doesn't yet allow call roaming, that's something to be implemented in Ofono, and hidden from System Settings until it is implemented.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Incomplete
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
Tony Espy (awe) on 2014-05-29
Changed in ofono (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Daniela Ferrai (dferrai) on 2014-06-24
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
no longer affects: ubuntu-ux
description: updated
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I don't remember where the "Call roaming" idea came from, but it's not in the PRD, nor in iOS or Android, so I'm removing it for now. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Networking?action=diff&rev2=212&rev1=211>

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
no longer affects: ubuntu-system-settings
Changed in ofono (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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