Is there an app to turn off the data network?


Last Updated:

  1. reiththestud

    reiththestud Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    44
    My dad works in a secure building and needs a phone without a camera. He's with ATT and uses a dumbphone. He wants an android phone he can swap his sim card into while not at work. He has neither a data plan or a texting plan because he doesn't use them. He's considering an unlocked Legend or N1 if he can find an app/widget that will disable the data network radios on his phone, so he can only use the wifi. Would this work, or are there better apps/widgets you guys know of?
    GTWidget Data | AndroidApplications.com
     

    Advertisement
  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    57,614
    Likes Received:
    70,271
  3. reiththestud

    reiththestud Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    44
  4. tardmobile

    tardmobile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    47
    long press power button, "connect to network"
    alternatively add a settings widget for "mobile network" to turn it off and on
     
  5. barnacles

    barnacles Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    32
    Correct, however if the N1 is what you choose the option to turn off mobile network is not available. AOSP roms don't have this option.

    This has nothing to do with an EVO though :D
     
  6. reiththestud

    reiththestud Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    44
    Awesome guys. Thanks. I posted this in the evo forum because that's what I have
     
  7. Mabster

    Mabster Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    127
    You might better off/more productive asking in the legend or n1 forum. The evo is far from what your dad is looking for. It has a camera, doesn't have a sim card....
     
  8. sitlet

    sitlet Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,867
    Likes Received:
    633
    Good luck getting an android phone without a camera. I also work in a secure building, and cannot bring my evo in. They dont care if you turned off your network or turned off your camera. If it has a lens, then you wont be able to bring it in.
     

Share This Page

Loading...