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Topic # 172144 13-May-2015 02:06
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So further to this thread, I have a low cap data only SIM, and it's working well.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=42&topicid=171181

BUT, as you can't connect to the voice or SMS compoent (it will come up with a forbidden when you choose the operator) it keeps trying to search for network.  Is there any way to turn this off, and just tell it to stop looking? 

My data bit works great, but it's just killing my battery searching for providers all the time.

It's an HTC One X if that makes a difference.

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  Reply # 1303277 13-May-2015 07:31
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Will.the automatic/manual carrier selection switch help in this situation?

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  Reply # 1304479 13-May-2015 12:47
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Are you needing to keep data on? A suggestion would be to use airplane mode and when you require data turn airplane mode off again.

 
 
 
 




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1eStar: Are you needing to keep data on? A suggestion would be to use airplane mode and when you require data turn airplane mode off again.


Yeah, that's pretty much what I've done.  Ended up getting a paid wi-fi service as well, this is generally available in a lot of places.  But it's still good to have mobile data if I get really lost or someting.

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  Reply # 1306854 17-May-2015 20:49
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You can turn WiFi back on once you are in airplane mode. I find that a battery efficient standby if in marginal cellular service.

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