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Topic # 31861 2-Apr-2009 09:42
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I only want to connect my iPhone thru wifi and
not thru 3G or cellular data. How do I do that?
I've tried changing APN to rubbish and even installed
unlockit fake apn but it still using 3G. I'm not in
a wifi hotspot at the moment and when I tried to
see if will it connect to 3G, it DID ! the top left
corner symbol changed from wifi to 3G. I checked
my usage and there were some data downloaded.

thanks for the help !

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  Reply # 204853 2-Apr-2009 10:16
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Why? Whats the point in having an iphone without cell data? Even the smallest data plan will suffice if you minimise your data usage...

If you still want to do it, I believe JB'ing is the only way to do it. Use SBSettings to disable 3G and GPRS... Boom no cell data!

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  Reply # 204854 2-Apr-2009 10:16
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PM me your mobile number and Vodafone 4 digit PIN and I will disable mobile data on the network for you

John

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  Reply # 204855 2-Apr-2009 10:20
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Hi - as far as I know, setting the APN to www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz will stop cell data being used. If you do wish to use data you just need to alter it slightly (eg. delete the 'z' from '.nz') and it will allow cell data access again. This is working for me.


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  Reply # 204877 2-Apr-2009 11:27
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martin308: Why? Whats the point in having an iphone without cell data? Even the smallest data plan will suffice if you minimise your data usage...

If you still want to do it, I believe JB'ing is the only way to do it. Use SBSettings to disable 3G and GPRS... Boom no cell data!



JB'ing ?? SBSettings  ??! how do i do that ?

not that i don't want any cell data.  i just don't
like it connecting to 3G automatically once i'm
out of wifi spot. i just want to keep the option
whether to use 3G or not.

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  Reply # 204878 2-Apr-2009 11:29
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That would be jailbreaking (JB) see http://blog.iphone-dev.org/

SBSettings is a jailbroken app that allows you turn off 3g and gprs access




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  Reply # 204881 2-Apr-2009 11:42
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clicknz: Hi - as far as I know, setting the APN to www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz will stop cell data being used. If you do wish to use data you just need to alter it slightly (eg. delete the 'z' from '.nz') and it will allow cell data access again. This is working for me.



it worked, thanks Mike !

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  Reply # 204967 2-Apr-2009 18:38
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I would have to agree with martin.


 


Your best to jailbreak your device and install SBSettings or at least BossPrefs - With either of these you can easily disable the EDGE/3G connections and enable whenever you like.


 


But its good to know you got it working regardless


 


:)
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  Reply # 206852 14-Apr-2009 14:45
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BTW:

the iPhone is setup to automatically take priority of Wifi over cell data. when connected.


I have noticed this as I myself was worried.

but when connected to wifi, only wifi data will be used.. (Unless of course, your phone goes to sleep and therefore, the wifi connection is turned off till the phone is them woken back up. When the phone is asleep Email's etc [push] will run through celldata AFAIK)







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