How do you turn off GPRS?Support


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  1. yerneni

    yerneni Member This Topic's Starter

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    Last week I was in the US and had gotten the AT&T pay-as-you-go sim. It charges 1c/kb and I thought that's not too bad since I *only* get outlook and yahoo email. Well, *before* I knew it, it sucked up $14.40 for internet access....Frantically called AT&T customer service and after a long wait, they told me that my device had access the service and downloaded 1.5Mb! I asked them if there was a way to turn off the GPRS(since I was mostly interested in their $2/day unlimited calling service) and they said they don't have a way to turn it off :( Tried a bunch of things like turning off auto-sync (in settings) etc...but STILL I ended up paying $40 by the end of the day!!

    Needless to say, it was a disaster! Is their a way to turn off GPRS completely and also monitor what applications are accessing the service? All I have to go by is what AT&T says at the website!
     

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  2. vudluxi

    vudluxi Active Member

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    I have switchpro installed on my phone and one of the options is the 'data connection', when I turn it off through switchpro it seems to kill the connection on my phone until I turn it on again.
    When its installed you place it on one of your screens as a widget.
     
  3. GalaxyTDM

    GalaxyTDM Well-Known Member

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    Originally posted by Caesey

     
  4. yerneni

    yerneni Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks much for the responses. However, I wonder if there is a way to selectively allow applications(like outlook or yahoo mail) to access the internet and download emails? If you turn it off and then turn it on, wouldn't you still download all the backed up updates?
     
  5. GalaxyTDM

    GalaxyTDM Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately that's one of the drawbacks of Android apps.
    When you are installing them you will see that nearly all of them have access permission to the internet, especially the free ones because they download adverts every time you use them.
     
  6. mattuhh

    mattuhh Well-Known Member

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    As far as I am aware you can only have it on for all apps, or off for all apps. I use APNdroid to turn my mobile internet on and off, and although this still allows multimedia messages to download it wont allow any access to mobile internet until you click it again.
     

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