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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tiptoes, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. tiptoes

    tiptoes Lurker
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    Hello just checking about using phone abroad from UK in Portugal, can i set the phone up so the internet works when i want i to, but all the apps do not update, by that I mean apps like Sky News dodn;t keep updating for new info etc, nota new version of the app


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  2. furious duck

    furious duck Well-Known Member

    To prevent apps connecting to the internet just uncheck the background data option in Accounts & Sync. It flashes up a warning that some apps may still use the internet but I didn't have any issues when I was in Spain for 2 weeks. Just make sure you install a 3G monitoring app, something like 3G watchdog. As for using internet abroad I'm with t-mobile so I purchased the 50 MB roaming package for
  3. Pinmac1

    Pinmac1 Android Enthusiast

    Just returned to UK from France and had same questions before I went. If you are sure that you will not want to get online then do as Furious Duck suggested and also under Settings>Wireless and Networks>make sure that Mobile Network is unticked and under Mobile Network (set options) that Data Roaming is unticked and Data Roaming sound is ticked. This means that you won't be charged for mobile data as it will be off but if it goes on accidentally it makes a loud noise.

    As above post, if you do want to get online check with your provider before you go. You need to activate any deal once you are there and keep mobile internet off as I described when you're not using it. Enjoy your trip!
  4. zaax

    zaax Lurker

    Vodafone is
  5. bigt

    bigt Android Enthusiast

  6. chmusar

    chmusar Newbie

    ditto to all the above, one thing i would say most european shopping malls have some form of free WIFI , also there is always a Mcdonalds somewhere in the world with free WIFI no need to go normally reaches the car park.

    I am with Bt Broadband and while i was in Spain i found many free hotspots using BT Openzone which did suprise me even in Alicante airport.

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