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Cell Phone Public IP Address when Roaming

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If I use my cell phone on roaming when overseas, will my phones public IP address be a Canadian one, or one from the country I am travelling in?


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It'll be based on whatever country you're in and the provider you are using over there. The only possible exception is if you are using a VPN on your phone and connecting through a Canadian server.

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@Nighthawk Are you sure about that? If you are on mobile data, even when you are on a carrier overseas, you are given an IP address from Canada if your SIM card is from Canada.  This is called "backhaul".


I have a US line in addition to my Canadian one, and although I am connected to a Rogers tower, my IP address is from AT&T and shows the ISP is AT&T Mobility.  When I'm in the USA with a Telus line, it shows a Telus IP.  This is also the same in Europe. I have never seen a local IP address on a cell plan unless you are using a local carrier (and yes, I check that all the time).  When you go on wifi, obviously you get a local IP.  It has been this way for quite some time.