Is there a way to turn off GPRS?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by superjohny, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. superjohny macrumors newbie

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    it's pretty annoying that my wifi gets cutoff from time to time and the phone just switches to GPRS mode and my sim card gets charges 1 dollar everytime it is connected. I've been charged for 16bucks so far.

    is there a way to turn off GPRS and just use wifi so that when wifi gets cutoff the phone will just show error retrieving the data?
     
  2. ay98182 macrumors member

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    yes - just go to settings > general > network > cellular data network, and delete all the info there.
     
  3. superjohny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is so strange.
    this is wat i have under network?i cant find cellular data network option.
    is it cuz i am using 2.0.2?
     

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  4. Phil A. Moderator

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    I'm on 2.0.2 and have the "cellular data network" option - see attached screenshot
     

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  5. superjohny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i am on 2.0.2(5C1), i just updated the firmware today,does anyone have the same interface as mine do?
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Jailbroken by chance?
     
  7. peanut48 macrumors regular

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    I just bought my iPhone 3G today and updated to 2.0.2 and also have the same settings like you do..No extra options.
     
  8. superjohny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is going crazy!!!! my router crashed when i was sleeping and my iphone then used my vodafone GPRS to continue surf the net( and i didn't even know which program was accessing the internet)

    and over a whole night, my pre-charged 90bucks were all gone!!!

    90bucks just for 7.5MB of data......i had to keep my iphone off until i can find a solution to disable my GPRS or turn it on when needed.....:eek::mad::mad::mad:

    BTW, is there a way to change my firmware back to 2.0.1?so that i can clear the cellular setting?thanks
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I think your best bet is to Jailbreak your iPhone. Once you've done that, there are hacks/tools to fix the problem you're having. (i.e. you can get to the screen that Phil A posted above ... from what I've read, anyway. I've never JB'd mine before).

    I haven't seen a way to turn off data on a "stock" iPhone unless you're roaming.
     

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