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 +====== 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.
 +
 +<note important>Mobile Broadband settings are not applicable to connections that were initially established using a third-party connection manager.</note>
 +
 +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 enabl**e**d, 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.
 +
 +<note important>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.</note>
 +
 +**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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