Can you prevent your iphone from going over your data plan limit?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mchat, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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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 :)
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking about this the other day. My god I hope this will be possible.
     
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    Telp

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    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.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    Probably not since they make a lot of their money from overages.
     
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    Benjamindaines

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    Maybe someone will write an app.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. macrumors member

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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.
     
  10. macrumors member

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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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