Configure Mobile Broadband Policy

Available for: Windows 1.4.1 and later clients.

Mobile Broadband policy settings enable you to set usage thresholds for warning messages to be displayed to Mobile Broadband users, as well as usage limits on a monthly basis. You can set separate policies for roaming usage, non-roaming usage, and personal hotspot usage, as well as customize messages displayed to users when thresholds are exceeded.

Mobile Broadband settings are not applicable to connections that were initially established using a third-party connection manager.

In the setting descriptions below:

  • N represents an entry box where an amount can be specified.
  • Where shown, total megabytes represents the total of incoming and outgoing traffic.
  • A default message is provided for all warnings and alerts; click Customize Message to enter your own message instead. (This message will be displayed exactly as entered and will not be localized).

Roaming Usage Tab

Roaming usage policy settings control the behavior of Open Mobile when a Mobile Broadband user is roaming outside a regular service area.

Mobile Broadband Roaming Policy

  • Enable Roaming: if enabled, the user will be alerted whenever roaming.
  • Display Roaming Alert When User Attempts to Connect Outside Their Home Network: If enabled, a roaming message will be displayed to roaming users.
  • Limit Roaming Usage per Month to N Megabytes Transferred: if enabled, users will be limited to this number of megabytes transferred in a monthly period.
  • High-bandwidth Warning: Select to enable, and then define the number of megabytes transferred in a period of minutes that will trigger the high-bandwidth warning.

Additional Roaming Warning Messages

  • Initial Warning After N Megabytes Transferred: enter the number of megabytes of roaming usage that will trigger the first user warning.
  • Incremental Warning After Each N Megabytes Transferred: the user will be warned again each time the number of megabytes specified here are used.
  • Show a warning message when trying to connect after the monthly roaming limit has been reached: if enabled, the user will be warned when trying to connect if the usage threshold has been exceeded for the month.

Billing Period

  • Begin Roaming Period: select a day of the month from which roaming usage will be counted.

Usage Policy Tab

Usage policy settings control the behavior of Open Mobile when a Mobile Broadband user is in the regular service area for the Mobile Broadband provider.

Mobile Broadband Usage Policy

  • Limit usage per month to N megabytes transferred: if enabled, users will be limited to the specified number of megabytes transferred in a monthly period.
  • High-bandwidth Warning: Select to enable, and then define the number of megabytes transferred in a period of minutes that will trigger the high-bandwidth warning.

Additional Warning Messages

  • Initial warning after N megabytes transferred: enter the number of megabytes of roaming usage that will trigger the first user warning.
  • Incremental warning after each N megabytes transferred: the user will be warned again each time the number of megabytes specified here is used.
  • Show a warning message when trying to connect after the monthly data limit has been reached: if enabled, the user will be warned when trying to connect if the usage threshold has been exceeded for the month.

Billing Period

  • Begin Roaming Period: select a day of the month from which roaming usage will be counted.

Personal Hotspot Policy

Personal hotspot policy settings control the behavior of Open Mobile when it cannot be determined whether the user is in the provider’s service area.

Ensure that any SSIDs entered for your personal hotspot policy are unique. Open Mobile will impose the policy on any other networks with the same SSID. For example, a personal hotspot has an SSID of ‘LocalNetwork’ and an Open Mobile policy is set up on that basis. Later, an Open Mobile user visits a café that provides Wi-Fi and also has an SSID of ‘LocalNetwork’. Open Mobile would impose the personal hotspot policy on usage from the café.

Personal Hotspot Policy

  • SSIDs of MiFi Devices: If profile users utilize of any MiFi devices (mobile Wi-Fi hotspots), enter the SSIDs of these devices here, one per line.
  • Limit Roaming Usage per Month to N Megabytes Transferred: if enabled, users will be limited to this number of megabytes transferred in a monthly period.
  • High-bandwidth Warning: Select to enable, and then define the number of megabytes transferred in a period of minutes that will trigger the high-bandwidth warning.

Additional Warning Messages

  • Initial Warning After N Megabytes Transferred: enter the number of megabytes of roaming usage that will trigger the first user warning.
  • Incremental Warning After Each N Megabytes Transferred: the user will be warned again each time the number of megabytes specified here are used.
  • When Trying to Connect: if enabled, the user will be warned when trying to connect if the usage threshold has been exceeded for the month.

Billing Period

  • Begin Roaming Period: select a day of the month from which roaming usage will be counted.

Configuration Settings > Connectivity > Configure Networks and Policies

 

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