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

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

  1. mchat macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2008
    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. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    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. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2008
    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. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    I was thinking about this the other day. My god I hope this will be possible.
  5. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    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. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    Probably not since they make a lot of their money from overages.
  7. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
  8. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2008
    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. bavarian3 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2008
    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. helloadam macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2008
    Cumming GA
    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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