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#61306 13-May-2010 22:00
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I've been using iphone for a few weeks now.
Overall its been a great experience however I can't seem to get my head around what I'm actually paying for when I use my iphone. For example, today i've been sitting around the house and occasionally using my phone on my wifi, apart from that i've sent out the odd text message, recently checked my account balance and found i've spent about $15 from when i last checked (this morning) kind of strange I thought.

I previously switched off 3g, location etc.

So what am i paying for and why?

Btw Vodafone NZ.



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  #329940 13-May-2010 22:07
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Turning off 3G does not stop packet data services (internet) this traffic will just go over the GPRS (2G) network.

I take it you are prepay?

The iphone is a always online device


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  #329951 13-May-2010 22:55
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Isn't there a way to turn off all data unless you want it o connect to the network?
I remeber reading this somewhere but for the life of me can't remember where or how.


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  #329956 13-May-2010 23:02
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found this, but i dont know how it works as i dont have an iphone.

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  #329988 14-May-2010 01:04
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Are Push and/or Fetch enabled?

You'll find that if your iPhone is asleep, and regardless if it is connected to a Wi-Fi network, at the time that it pushes or fetches it will only connect via the mobile network, not over your wireless network.

I couldn't work out why my phone was still accessing the network on a regular basis all through the night when I obviously wasn't using it and was connected to my wireless network, so did some searching and came up with the above.

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  #329994 14-May-2010 02:07
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One other thing you could try is to delete the APN Settings of the iPhone.
I'm pretty sure this is under Settings, General, Network, Network Settings - This will prevent the iPhone from even connecting to the internet through Vodafone, but please note - the iPhone will possibly just keep resetting the network settings on each reboot.

Otherwise another way to do it, seeing it is a Fashion Accessory disguised as a smartphone, is add the Broadband 100mb plan to it, just SMS "Buy bblite" and flick that off to 756, this will give you 100mb of data for $10 per month, is great if your into email, twitter, facebook or even surfing some sites on the go.

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  #330034 14-May-2010 10:11
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I had same issues when I first got iPhone. Eradicated my vodafone prepay balance in no time. Once I deduced that it used data that fast and how slow it was on GPRS I switched to XT and signed up for the 10c/meg $30 a month for 500meg addon. All the push notifications, OTA sync, Etc consume data at a great rate, I notice if I don't switch it off at night it does a few kb every hour or so.

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  #330045 14-May-2010 10:39
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Voadfone a while ago made it so ANY APN will allow data which is kind of anoying on Phones which you cannot disable the data service on like the iPhone (3.1.3 or below).

The fix is to use an APN which doesn't allow you access to anything like another MNVO's APN. (as you are not a customer of theirs it will not work) to their APN is Give this a try in the APN Settings (Settings,General,Network, Cellular Data).

In V4.0 which is in Beta at the moment there is an option on the iPhone to turn off Cellular Data.



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  #330119 14-May-2010 14:03
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I hear that OS4 has an option to turn it off, That will solve all your issues

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