Still not the same. There is no stock option that will force your phone to roam.
Coming from HTC as well, I miss that option. On MeanRom/MeanBean I could install any Sprint PRL on the fly and force my phone to roam without the phone trying to connect back to the Sprint network. I'm hoping someone will figure it out for the Note 3 sooner than later.
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Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Rom: JellyBomb Domination ver. 2.0.1
Kernel: BeastMode 1.7
Phone History: Note 3 <- EVO 4G LTE <- Epic 4G <- Moment <- Instinct <- half dozen dumb phones