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Turn data traffic off when traveling

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by madsmir, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. madsmir

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    Hi.
    Im going to Germany tomorrow, lives in denmark, and i have found out that data traffic is quite expensive, so i've got two options, either to unsubscrib from data traffic in other conuntries at my phone company or find out if there is a way to set the HTC Hero to not use data traffic for homescreen widgets and so forth, as it would be nice to be able to turn it on if i need to check something urgent.
     

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    HTC widgets, adjusts, and add the on/off for mobile connection.

    Or download Useful Switchers. and add it to the desktop.
     
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    But wouldn't that cause that i can't use the phone at all, would like to be able to recive text messages and calls. But i just want to avoid to get home with a big bill cause of the homescreen widgets updateing...
     
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    make a widget for mobile internet, thats what i did.
     
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    that's what I talking about.

    You turn off internet services but do not turn off call or sms service.

    To turn off all services including call and sms it's "flight mode"
     
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    also note that there are separate settings to control data connections whilst roaming, which is presumably what the OP is doing, when visiting another country...
     
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    Hadn't realised the data connection could be turned off. Does it save much on battery life?
     
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    saved a huge amount for me, as I had an errant app that was over-polling. Depends on what apps you have loaded, and their configuration , and bugs
     
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    No need for widgets or apps,just long press call end/on-off button
    and select mobile network on or off,in the off mode you can still text call etc but no data is exchanged
     
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    Thanks for the replies, it was very helpful :)
     
  11. MartinS

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    Just to avoid confusion It's the following, no extra widgets required:

    Settings > Wireless Control > Mobile Network Settings > Data Roaming (uncheck)
     
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