I think i found a way to disable edge without calling Att

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by evoguru, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. evoguru macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2005
    I logged into my AT&T wireless account on AT&T website, went into add/manage features, removed the data plan and Edge is successfully disabled!!
  2. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006
    ok?..........does your plan rate go down? if it doesn't then why disable a function you pay for?
  3. aerospace macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    it would be usefull for those going overseas to avoid the super high international rates.
  4. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006
    true, I did not think of that. :eek:
  5. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Feb 4, 2007
    CANADA? eh?
    just take out the sim

    and its wifi and ipod...no phone features..and no roaming
  6. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    true...but then you can't make phone call(maybe you don't want to do that outside of US, but for some then need/want/makes them feel safer)

    I'd just put it in airplane mode or take out the sim, but then I wouldn't have a phone(fine for me)
  7. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2007
    It would be so much easier if we had and On/Off button to disable Edge like we have for wifi.....
  8. dangleheart macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    That is the right solution.. and call it out explicitly in the instructions.
  9. bobznc macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL

    After a few minutes of thinking you were a genius, it hit me. You are canceling the plan, but not disabling EDGE. So, when you attempt to contact EDGE, you will be charged per whatever AT&T's policy is for EDGE use is.
  10. evoguru thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2005
    My phone is giving me an error message saying there is a connection failure
    so I'm pretty sure its disabled since I don't even get connected to the edge service.
  11. jersey macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007
    This was posted in a comment over at TUAW, and may work as well.

    "It's actually quite easy to turn EDGE off. If you can get access to the files on your phone (through any of the GUI tools available, or via TextEdit on the iPhone), do the following:

    1. Open /var/root/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist in your editor of choice.

    2. Look for the string "apn". This will be followed by "wap.cingular".

    3. Delete the "." in "wap.cingular".

    4. Restart the phone.

    5. When you try to connect via EDGE, it will fail.

    6. To reinstate EDGE service, open the file again and insert the "." between "wap" and "cingular", then restart the phone.

    I'm sure some enterprising person could write a native iPhone app to do this for you."

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