Does anyone turn off there celluar data here

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  1. Laidbackal macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to see if it is worth doing I have a 4s.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    What for? So you can't use 3G data that you're paying for?
     
  3. cyks macrumors 68020

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    So you don't go over the limit of 3G data that you're paying for.
     
  4. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    Does it drain battery a lot? Just having it on all the time.
     
  5. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    I always have mine off unless I need it.

    I am on pay as you go and I get 500mb (for a month) when I topup. I don't want the phone randomly looking up stuff and wasting that if I am not using it.

    Plus I make calls so infrequently I don't top up every month so for the most part I don't have any "free" data so I don't want my credit being leeched by errant apps doing stuff that I don't know about.
     
  6. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    If battery is getting low and I'm not close to a power source I may well turn off data for a while to ensure I can always make and receive calls.
     
  7. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    I am asking because of iMessage. It will not be delivered when my data is off.
     
  8. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    Does it not send as an SMS? As I'm on unlimited txt plan, I'm less bothered about it.
     
  9. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    I am not worried about data either, I am worried about battery.
     
  10. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    How do u turn off 3G? Not airplane mode?
     
  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Turning off anything is not even considered on my iPhone. Unlimited data (ATT) and my battery last more than long enough to get through a day.

    I guess I am spoiled as I never even worry about it.
     
  12. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    At work I keep mine in a locker so I have to do airplane
    Mode. Otherwise I wouldn't need it
     
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    On the 4S, you can't turn 3G off. But, you can turn off data by going to Settings -> General -> Network. "Cellular Data" is the switch at the top.

    I've done it once, but only when I went over my cap while traveling to cut down on the overage.
     
  14. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    I've turned off cellular data for 2 reasons. First was when I went out of the country. Second was when I was in danger of going over my monthly data allotment. Otherwise I just leave it on all the time.
     
  15. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    I only turn it off once AT&T messages me that I'm using 90% of my 2 GB. Other than that, I see no reason to. The difference in battery life is only a couple of hours tops.
     

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