iPhone is charging me 8-11 cents at random times

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Xhedgehogx, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Xhedgehogx macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
    I'm connected to a wifi network. I had to unlock/jailbreak it so I can use my gophone sim card with it. Now it's randomly charging me 8 or so cents, there is no new text or anything and I'm pretty sure I didn't call anyone in my sleep. I just got this iPhone from my friend last night and I'm using my own at&t sim.I don't have unlimited data yet, but I have free txting. Does anyone know what is going on?

    I'd prefer not to call customer support because I had to go to illegal means to unlock the phone. Thank you.
  2. Whorehay macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    You want to download BossPrefs in Cydia and turn off edge. Some app is probably using a little data in the background.
  3. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    Just FYI: unlocking isn't illegal.
  4. Xhedgehogx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
    Thanks for the help. I'm not 100% certain, but it might have been from the fetch new mail thing. It's my understtanding wifi turns off during standby to save battery life, so edge could have downloaded it? So I'll keep edge turned on until it happens again.
  5. doobi18 macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    • Unlocking is not illegal
    • 'iPhone' does not charge you a thing, your service provider charges you
    • Small charges like that sound just like data usage
    • Avoid this by disabling data by downloading BossPrefs (as per above) or by entering random characters into the EDGE settings fields, or both

  6. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    I think you hit the nail on the head. WiFi is powered down when the unit is in standby, thus using cellular. If you don't have a data plan, that's what it's charging you when email is polled/fetched. :)

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