Originally Posted by Bandage
Yeah...not too sure about that myself. If it turns OFF the data radio, then yes it would help...but just tricking the radio into thinking there's no signal to connect to would probably make things worse?
Sounds crazy to me. Maybe it's just to help people on limited data plans or something?
I did see the issue that the 3G switch on most of these does take you to an assumed switch location.
The Widgetsoid will be easy to confirm - on an HTC, if you use a true 3G widget, you can go "behind the scenes" by hand to the right settings location to see if the 3G radio is really being turned off.
It might be worth a shot. Follow the on-screen instructions after install, choose Widgetsoid 1x1 Switchable on long-press on home screen, follow the prompts. The grayed-out boxes at the bottom of the tool are actually live (I'd have expected grayed-out to mean inactive), if that helps any.
If the radio is still checked on, then it's probably using the APN trick, too.