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    Default How do i completely disable DATA on my iphone?
    How do i completely disable DATA on my iphone? i am on IPHONE 3GS

    I dont want to have extra charges on my bill so i want to disable DATA as i dont have a data connection.

    How can i disable it completely so i dont get charged?
    Last edited by awaisuk; 2009-09-02 at 11:13 AM.

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    There are a couple of ways to block DATA.
    The common way is to change the APN settings (user/password to access the EDGE/3G network)
    Simply set user to: FAKE and password to: FAKE
    and that should do the trick.

    On some iPhones (e.g. such sold in the US) some carriers (e.g. AT&T) have blocked the user interface found under "settings/general/network" to change the APN.
    However - Apple has a freeware allowing you to make a "Networks Profile" (email to yr iphone and install)
    iPhone Configuration Utility 1.1

    And you can basically do the same via accessing this web page, on yr iPhone: Unlockit - APN Changer for your iPhone

    However, the "correct" way is to call yr carrier and request a DATA block - they can not refuse unless you are on a phone-subsidization plan - then you are stuck untill the term is up.

    I would also suggest reading this post; Warning!-AT&T-BUG!
    Last edited by sursture; 2009-09-02 at 04:42 PM.
    Do hope that helps



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    Umm, why not just use SBSettings? It has a button right in it to disable data.

    Just download it in Cydia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxRabbit View Post
    Umm, why not just use SBSettings? It has a button right in it to disable data.

    Just download it in Cydia!
    What button is SBSettings disables data? You can disable 3G and Edge but this won't disable Data. Just really slows it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mophandleman View Post
    What button is SBSettings disables data? You can disable 3G and Edge but this won't disable Data. Just really slows it down.
    No, it definitely disables data 100%. If you disable them and try to open a webpage, Safari will come up saying it can't load the page. No emails will work. No apps can connect to the internet.

    When I first got my iPhone, I didn't have a data plan. When I used SBSettings to disable data, I never payed a cent for using any data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxRabbit View Post
    No, it definitely disables data 100%. If you disable them and try to open a webpage, Safari will come up saying it can't load the page. No emails will work. No apps can connect to the internet.

    When I first got my iPhone, I didn't have a data plan. When I used SBSettings to disable data, I never payed a cent for using any data.
    I checked that out, I turned off 3G and Edge and it dropped my signal then after about 30 seconds the E symbol came back on (Edge still turned off in SBSettings) and I could access the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mophandleman View Post
    I checked that out, I turned off 3G and Edge and it dropped my signal then after about 30 seconds the E symbol came back on (Edge still turned off in SBSettings) and I could access the internet.
    Well it still should have the symbol. But when you open the browser it should say that "Safari cannot load webpage". It's odd that it's not working for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxRabbit View Post
    Well it still should have the symbol. But when you open the browser it should say that "Safari cannot load webpage". It's odd that it's not working for you...
    It is strange. I don't really care I have a Data plan.
    I don't know what country you're in but perhaps in Ireland it still allows Data on the GPRS signal if there is no Edge.

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