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# 40869 5-Sep-2009 16:21
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Both my partner and I have Iphone 3gs, We are both on contract but do not use the contact data plan just the $1 per 10mb when needed as we are connected most of the time to wifi.
When we do need the vodafone data we type in and then connect to internet via vodafone data.
well now we find that even when we put XXXXXXXXX in the setting for data both phones still connect to the internet.
I have tried to use only part of the www. iphone address, no address, but each time I can connect to the internet. I have even tried another sim in it and still internet.

I have not and do not want to jailbreak my iphone, all I wish to do is have some control over when I want to go onto the internet via vodafone. I want to be able to block data until I need to use it. I could do that before.
Whats changed?

any help would be appreciated.

iPhone 4s 16 GB, Ipad2 32gb
windows 7 computer

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  # 253414 5-Sep-2009 17:32
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  # 253443 5-Sep-2009 20:39
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This functionality has changed with Vodafone a couple of months ago so any APN will allow data on vodafone. I have seen a couple of other carriers around the world doing the same lately as well.

But I found a way to block data on Vodafone. Go to my website http;// from your iPhone and choose NZ - B&W as your carrier and it will set the APN to their one.

The reasoning behind this actually blocking data is it sets B&W's APN who have a virtual carrier of Vodafone but you are not a customer of B&W so you cannot use their APN so it will block data.



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  # 253445 5-Sep-2009 20:59
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... or easily done by setting the APN to the Black & White one:

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