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Topic # 24265 19-Jul-2008 14:54
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Hi everyone,

My Dad has just bought a Nokia N95 8G a few days ago. I have WiFi set up for him in his house and in his office, so internet access is taken care of. But he wanted to ensure that there will be absolutely no mobile data charges on his phone, so I thought I will just delete all the Vodafone Access Points from the N95. But I want to make sure that I won't stuff up anything by doing so, so I thought I'll ask here first.

The access points section on the phone looks like this

  • [Home Wireless]
  • [Office Wireless]
  • VF NZ Gateway
    • Data bearer: Packet data
    • Access point name: live.vodafone.com
    • User name: None
    • Prompt pasword: No
    • Password: **** (masked)
    • Authentication: Norml
    • Homepage: http://live.vodafone.com
  • VF NZ Internet
    • Data bearer: Packet data
    • Access point name: www.vodafone.net.nz
    • User name: None
    • Prompt pasword: No
    • Password: **** (masked)
    • Authentication: Norml
    • Homepage: None
  • VF NZ PXT
    • Data bearer: Packet data
    • Access point name: live.vodafone.com
    • User name: None
    • Prompt pasword: No
    • Password: **** (masked)
    • Authentication: Norml
    • Homepage: http://pxt.vodafone.net.nz/pxtsend
Am I correct to assume that I can safely delete the VF NZ Gateway and VF NZ Internet from the phone, and this will effectively disable mobile data? Or do I have to do some other things to compeltely disable mobile data?

What if I don't really want to delete the access point just incase the old man changes his mind in the future? Can I just change some settings in each one, (e.g. change all the Data bearer to WLan instead of Packet data) will this also disable mobile data?


Thanks.

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  Reply # 149466 19-Jul-2008 15:02
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I would not delete the VFNZ PXT/VFNZ Gateway just the VFNZ internet access point

Or set a default access point in the phone browser and it will never ask for the access point

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  Reply # 149508 19-Jul-2008 18:17
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Yes, nothing bad will happen by deleting them, but once casual data comes in you may find them useful to be there so I would just set everything to always ask so you dont have to worry about them going on without asking, but still have the availability to use it.




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Reply # 149510 19-Jul-2008 18:31
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Sweet. Thanks guys. Cool

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  Reply # 149707 20-Jul-2008 21:21
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Vodafone can remove GPRS/ 3G data access off your phone, if you ring them up and request it. That's what I've done for my number, yes it also means that I can't send or receive PXTs, but I didn't really do that much anyway.

No access to Vodafone LIVE, no browsing charges to worry about. Works for me!




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  Reply # 149713 20-Jul-2008 21:50
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davide: Vodafone can remove GPRS/ 3G data access off your phone, if you ring them up and request it. That's what I've done for my number, yes it also means that I can't send or receive PXTs, but I didn't really do that much anyway.

No access to Vodafone LIVE, no browsing charges to worry about. Works for me!
just to clear things up customer service can not turn off packet data access this needs to be changed in the hlr by a tech to nongprs.

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  Reply # 149715 20-Jul-2008 22:18
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what about removing the apn from my account.
I had no data for 3 days until someone realised the apn for mobile data mysteriously dropped off my account.

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