Turn off data temporarily?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spartanrob, May 18, 2011.

  1. spartanrob macrumors 6502

    spartanrob

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    I should know the answer, but sorry, I don't.

    My daughter is traveling with her iPhone to Canada. I don't want to pay any extra data charges while she is there. Can I turn off data on the phone?

    I'm not looking to cancel the data plan, just eliminate her ability to use data (other than WiFi) while in Canada.

    Thanks
     
  2. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    There are options under settings to both turn off data, and to turn off roaming data. You may want to turn both off to be safe.
     
  3. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    This, or she can just turn on Airplane mode and then re-enable WiFi.
     
  4. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I think the "cellular data" switch would probably work. Like i said, i should have known the answer, just one of those days.
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    this will only stop data, so be aware if your carrier charges for incoming texts while roaming, if they do they the airplane mode on, then re-enable wifi is the safer bet
     
  6. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    That's the best way to disable data.

    It wont disable voice calls or SMS though. As noted above, your carrier might charge for incoming SMS (which you can't avoid).
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    so you change your APN settings to a carrier thats in the area your visiting and you trick your phone to thinking your not roaming at all?
     
  9. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    No, you change it to some garbage information so it cant even sign on and get data at all. They have a APN all set up for that on that site and explain it in the FAQ i linked.
     
  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    whats the advantage of this way instead of turning it off in settings?
     
  11. HitchHykr macrumors 6502a

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    Because turning it off in settings is too easy and this is cool because it involves "hacking" :rolleyes:
     
  12. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all. I think Airplane mode then re-enabling WiFi will be the way to go
     
  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    thats what i suggest, im from Canada and when i go to the states i put in airplane mode just incase of accidently answering a call or something like that


    airplane mode, wifi on

    makes it just like a ipod touch
     
  14. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Original post talked about DATA, not phone calls.

    So, if you go into airplane mode, you will not get phone calls, or text messages.

    As said, there is a switch to turn off DATA ROAMING in the setup.
     
  15. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    if you read the posts this is all been discussed, we are just warning the OP that there is still additional charges to answer the phone while romaing and somethings recieving sms
     

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