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Old Jul 4, 2008, 09:34 PM   #1
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Can you prevent your iphone from going over your data plan limit?

I'm getting the iPhone when it comes out in canada. I think the lowest data plan will be fine for me. Is there an app that can shut off the data transfers when I reach 400mb? I want to make sure I don't rack up extra charges.
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 09:59 PM   #2
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That would be nice actually, having the option to shut off data when you have reached your limit and if you want to keep going then you can. I don't think that option is available though, you just have to monitor your usage.
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 10:11 PM   #3
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Wasn't one company in a commercial offering electric shock collars for when you go over your minutes, maybe they can do that for data too
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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I was thinking about this the other day. My god I hope this will be possible.
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That would be nice actually, having the option to shut off data when you have reached your limit and if you want to keep going then you can. I don't think that option is available though, you just have to monitor your usage.
I think thats the best you can do. Check your usage when you feel your close, and remember to either keep a toll of your monthly usage, or reset your settings when the new month rolls in.
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 10:24 PM   #6
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Probably not since they make a lot of their money from overages.
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 10:25 PM   #7
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Maybe someone will write an app.
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 10:31 PM   #8
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When you're close to the end of your minutes or data you'd think they could have their system easily send a text message to you, warning you.
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 11:20 PM   #9
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I could have sworn there was a screen-shot of turning off EDGE/3G..... this would allow you to use WiFi; which does not count against your data plan.
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There is a feature, its called airplane mode, which turns off the Data and bluetooth and wifi while you're on a plane. But when you do that you can't make or receive calls so it would defeat the purpose of the phone.
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http://www.iphoneatlas.com/2007/10/0...-services-app/
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