using internet without actually using it?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sepandee, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. sepandee macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I've heard some horror stories over how some iphone owners were not using their iphone to browse the internet on the 3g network yet somehow they were downloading data (programs running in the background?) and end up paying loads of money. True? How do I make sure I'm not using my data when I'm not browsing the internet on my iPhone?
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    *Programs can't run in the background* (except stock apps)

    Perhaps they were using apps that required data and weren't connected to wifi. If you are using at&t with an iphone a data plan is required so you won't have to worry about it ;).
  3. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    Make sure you have an unlimited data plan.

  4. Macjames macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yorkshire, England
    I think the 'horror' stories come from roaming charges when your out of the country.

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