Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 70074 18-Oct-2010 14:50
Send private message

I have a second generation iPhone (Iphone 3g) that is not locked (assuming so because I have used my Iphone on 2 degrees and it is fine and also I can manually adjust APN settings) purchased in New Zealand from Vodafone. Actually got it from a friend second hand and she didn't have it on any data plans.

I would like to disable all cellular data  so that wifi is the only possible internet to avoid large bills - I am currently on vodafone prepaid. 

I looked up methods to do so online, and ended up installing the unlockit.co.nz app which put a fake apn in. However, I have noticed that my prepaid balance was decreasing for no reason so I checked under usage and there was data  being sent and received even though I had a fake apn.

I have checked the settings of my iphone under setting - networks - enable 3G is Off, data roaming is off, internet tehtering is off, vpn is not configured. Under cellular data network apn is fakeapn.notvalid, username ias asdfgha4534dd.notvalid and password is asdasd.

This means that my iphone is using data with a fake apn and I'm being charged for it!

Anyone know how I can completely switch off cellular data?

HELP APPRECIATED!! 

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
10035 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 393189 18-Oct-2010 14:57
Send private message

IIRC, it dosent matter what APN you enter into the phone on the Vodafone network, it still connects.

Im sure John or Paul can confirm.

Or other option is to upgrade the iOS and it gives you a nice "Celluar Data Off" option.




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i5-3470s @ 3.50GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz  20GB RAM  RX580 4GB Win 10 Pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, emulation, geekery, and my attempts at photography.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk

 

Emulation - The art of getting your $4000 PC to run an 80's system - and still fails.

 

Add me on Steam


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 393197 18-Oct-2010 15:13
Send private message

Hi Jolie

Email me at work john.reader (at) Vodafone.com and I will remove internet access off your prepay connection in the core network

Please include your Vodafone 4 digit prepay account PIN

Thanks John

 
 
 
 


xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
10035 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 393200 18-Oct-2010 15:24
Send private message

Or theres that option...... ;)




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i5-3470s @ 3.50GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz  20GB RAM  RX580 4GB Win 10 Pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, emulation, geekery, and my attempts at photography.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk

 

Emulation - The art of getting your $4000 PC to run an 80's system - and still fails.

 

Add me on Steam


1752 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 393205 18-Oct-2010 15:39
Send private message

Seems a little extreme.




CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

 

 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


# 393208 18-Oct-2010 15:41
Send private message

mentalinc: Seems a little extreme.


In which way?

Its one command in the HLR

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
10035 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 393213 18-Oct-2010 15:51
Send private message

Id say mentalinc is referring to the fact that a standard user has to contact their phone provider to turn off a basic feature such as data connectivity.

I know there are various reasons as to why/why not, but wont get into it as I dont know enough about cell data and will probably put someone wrong :)




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i5-3470s @ 3.50GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz  20GB RAM  RX580 4GB Win 10 Pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, emulation, geekery, and my attempts at photography.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk

 

Emulation - The art of getting your $4000 PC to run an 80's system - and still fails.

 

Add me on Steam


6358 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 393219 18-Oct-2010 16:07
Send private message

xpd: Id say mentalinc is referring to the fact that a standard user has to contact their phone provider to turn off a basic feature such as data connectivity.

I know there are various reasons as to why/why not, but wont get into it as I dont know enough about cell data and will probably put someone wrong :)


I'm sure I've done the same through the helpdesk, and from memory, it was pretty quick and painless to setup.

 
 
 
 


5778 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 393222 18-Oct-2010 16:10
Send private message

xpd: Id say mentalinc is referring to the fact that a standard user has to contact their phone provider to turn off a basic feature such as data connectivity.


Well you said it yourself, upgrade and use the in-built functionality to turn off cellular data.  don't upgrade and your only option is to have the service disabled.  it's not like it's the norm for someone to have to contact their provider to turn features on and off, a user has to stay up to date or they lose out on features to make life easier.  it's nice to have the option of having the service turned off at the source though. 

Ham

462 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 393263 18-Oct-2010 17:40
Send private message

I think Vodafone design their network so you CAN do things... I would say it's not really in VF's or most users best interest to disable parts of it. At least there is a work around.



2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 393290 18-Oct-2010 18:54
Send private message

Thanks for the help guys! I will try the upgrade first and if it doesn't work, will give John an email!



1213 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 393312 18-Oct-2010 19:52
Send private message

I thought if you changed the apn to black and white's one, the data was disabled, unless it's changed?

2389 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 393327 18-Oct-2010 20:23
Send private message

Plug into ITunes.. upgrade to V4.1 and you will have an option in Settings,General. Network called Cellular Data (on/off).

Buy if you

If you are using V3 or below put

As you have my "fakeAPN' Settings.. (www.unlockit.co.nz)

see:
http://www.unlockit.co.nz/unlockit/?p=163

251 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 393366 18-Oct-2010 22:26
Send private message

The blocking apn is www.m2.net.nz

exactly that, no spaces or anything else in front or behind or it will charge data.

edit: forgot to mention that if you turn off cellular data as suggested above, you won't be able to send or receive text messages.




~~Dream.Catcher~~
iPhone 4s 16 GB, Ipad2 32gb
windows 7 computer


2389 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 393370 18-Oct-2010 22:32
Send private message

SMS's work fine when turning off Cellular Data option!

596 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 393379 18-Oct-2010 22:40
Send private message

SMS work fine but MMS won't come through unless data is turned on

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.