GPRS connecting automatically

marc81

Lurker
Hi :)

Ive just got my galaxy ace and love it. The only problem i have is this; i want the phone to connect to my wireless when home, and use the GPRS when out and about to get on the internet. When i turn the packet data on though, it seems to periodically coonnect to the GPRS even when i have wireless. I found this out when i went to check my usage online and there was data usage in the middle of the night - not good! The only way i have found to get round this is by turning the packet data off but then every time i am out and want to go on the net i have to turn it back on in the settings which is a bit of a pain. Dies anyone know a way to solve this? I really dont want the phone to be eating in to my data alliwance when im sat at home with a wireless connection.

Many thanks

marc
 

chismay

Android Enthusiast
Hi :)

Ive just got my galaxy ace and love it. The only problem i have is this; i want the phone to connect to my wireless when home, and use the GPRS when out and about to get on the internet. When i turn the packet data on though, it seems to periodically coonnect to the GPRS even when i have wireless. I found this out when i went to check my usage online and there was data usage in the middle of the night - not good! The only way i have found to get round this is by turning the packet data off but then every time i am out and want to go on the net i have to turn it back on in the settings which is a bit of a pain. Dies anyone know a way to solve this? I really dont want the phone to be eating in to my data alliwance when im sat at home with a wireless connection.

Many thanks

marc

you have maybe installed an app that you gave gprs privileges to. this means the app can use the gprs anytime it wants,.:)
 

socrates0

Android Enthusiast
I agree with @chismay as I too have suffered this after I installed 2 apps & found the GPRS being used even when I was scrolling thru my home screens :(. So i have switched off 'Use data packet' as I use only wifi at home. Using a profile manager seems a good way to overcome this problem :)
 

marc81

Lurker
Thread starter
Thanks for your replies. I have downloaded an app so i can have a widget on my home screen which allows me to turn the packet data on and off with one touch.. a fair compromise i suppose.

Marc
 
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