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Topic # 64431 15-Jul-2010 13:30
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I'm on prepay... I'd like to get an iPhone4 (especially since wifey has given permission) :P
It's time to retire the hand-me-down Sharp GX-15 I currently have.

Now, I don't want to go on account, so will be buying direct from Apple.

Can I disable data on the iPhone?  ie:  Only be able to use wifi networks to do stuff? (I don't want to have to incurr any data charges from Vodafone).

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  Reply # 351865 15-Jul-2010 13:32
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Yes. iOS 4.0 brought the option to turn off Cellular Data.

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  Reply # 351868 15-Jul-2010 13:35
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On the iPhone 3GS I was testing a few weeks ago, it was possible to turn off celluar data once it was upgraded to iOS4.
So in theory, I guess the iPhone4 should have that option as well :)
Great option for those budget minded (aka cheapskates) users such as myself ;)




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  Reply # 351872 15-Jul-2010 13:39
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Fantastic.. thanks! That's good news :)




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  Reply # 351880 15-Jul-2010 13:48

Probably the single best feature of iOS4.

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  Reply # 351930 15-Jul-2010 15:10
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Hi - regarding the purchase - it could depend on how they decide to offer the iP 4 up. I'd guess that the Apple store would be the easiest way to buy outright with no plan. I seem to recall that previously there were stringent controls on buying via MagnumMac & Vodafone. You had to either sign up for a VF account or have an account already - but I believe this relaxed a little over time.... and I believe that even if you showed that you had a VF a/c you could still pay the full retail price & then hook it up to pre-paid.
Re. turning off cellular data in settings - for those like me running iOS 4 on a 3GS - are you finding that it also turns of the '3G' icon in the status bar....but still allows calls etc (running on the 3G-only XT network), whereas having cell data turned on, but an incorrect data APN also seems to stop the data, but keep the 3G symbol in the status bar.... anyone noticed this... is there any difference...?




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  Reply # 359118 30-Jul-2010 01:03
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I guess the turning off data option in iOS4 is the single best option for prepay users like me. It should have been there since the beginning since the iPhone as in general all iOS devices are "consumer" devices i.e. they are highly dependent on the Internet for most functions that excite you and are used to primarily consume chunks of data! Good going Apple! 

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