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# 37186 8-Jul-2009 19:50
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I want an iphone, and use it on XT.

Prepay suits me best, with the text package and the $1 per day internet.

Ideally, I would use it as a phone MOnday to Friday as I have all the internet I need at work and at home. Weekends etc and those days I do want the internet, I would use the $1 per day.

My questions are thus:

1) Would 10mb last long? (never used an iphone but have a touch - would mostly check a few emails, maybe calander, few websites etc)

2) I know my ipod touch connects to the internet randomly, to say, tell me that there are new apps to update or whathaveyou. If I get an ipod, can I set it so it never connects to cellular network unless I physically tap on an app (ie something like "would you like to connect" pops up?) and still have it do its wifi thing? I have heard you can get the network to disable the mobile internet, but I dont want that to happen at all.

Cheers guys

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  # 232969 9-Jul-2009 12:14
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Quite a few apps run automatic connections to the network without you knowing it. There's quite a bit about it on the vodafone forums - there are workarounds but they require changing the APN or somesuch.

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  # 235696 15-Jul-2009 15:07
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I've never seen any significant usage from automatic update checking or the like. And Vodafone charge you proportionately less than $1 until you get to 200 KB. I'd hope Telecom would do no worse though I wasn't able to find the exact deal on their web site.

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