A smartphone personal assistant system for selecting a radio network during roaming is disclosed. The system makes use of the on-device assistant to understand where the device is located after a “Radio On” or landing from a flight. This information is used in conjunction with a database of frequencies and locations to instruct the radio to scan the correct frequencies. Thus, the system allows the user to operate the mobile device outside the home area network.

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