Latest Open Beta for OnePlus 6 introduces new service: OnePlus Roaming
The OnePlus Open Beta program offers users with some of the company's phones to download a form of the official OS that has advance access to new features that may be included in a future stable stock build. Both these beta and stable versions are called Oxygen OS, OnePlus' skin for Android. The latest Open Beta (7) for the OnePlus 6 has sprung a surprise on users: OnePlus Roaming.
This new service is a way of connecting to the internet without using a SIM or WiFi. In this way, it is somewhat like Hotspot 2.0 for Windows. Roaming, which is accessed via Settings on the 6, offers a certain amount of data over a set number of days in various countries. It could be an option for travellers whose SIM-based roaming turns out not to be supported once they reach their destination, or turns out to be unfeasibly costly.
It is interesting that this feature has been released in a beta developed for the OnePlus 6, and not its successor the 6T. This suggests that the Roaming service is not completely bug-free yet, and needs more testing. Alternatively, the company could be using Open Beta 7 as a soak test before rolling it out in greater volumes to all its users. Either way, it may be an interesting diversion for owners of this 2018 flagship.