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*urgent* how to freeze internet access?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hasnain721, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. hasnain721

    hasnain721 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi guys,

    So i am ridin solo on my my monthly free internet allowance. I get 500mb n ive only got 36mb left for the rest of the month! So bassikly i wanna freeze all internet access, except through the browser and my email (which updates every hour). Is it possible to block all other internet access plz?


    Thanks!
     


  2. Tunga

    Tunga Well-Known Member

    Your network should be able to put a total block on. I'm not sure how you can do it selectively on the handset.
     
  3. Nodders

    Nodders Android Enthusiast

    Perhaps this app? I haven't used it myself so can't vouch for it, but a firewall seems to be the sort of thing you are after and the reviews of this one aren't bad. Also this one seems to offer app by app control rather than the usual SMS/MMS control that these things typically offer.

    Downside is that it required root. Other downside is that it is unclear whether it works on rooted froyo. But apart from that...
     
  4. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    APNdroid can do this apparently.
     
  5. gie62001

    gie62001 Android Enthusiast

    so what about holding of power button and when menu pops out choose mobile network and to switch it to OFF or put one of power widgets on - widgets- add widget-settings widget - mobile network widget and there is no need for APNdroid and you can easily toggle on or off whenever you need
     
  6. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    36mb wont last long on browsing and email - seeing as most webpages are over 1mb a go.

    I hope your phone company doesnt charge much for every mb over!
     
  7. lekky

    lekky Lover

    this!
     
  8. gie62001

    gie62001 Android Enthusiast

    lekky that's a meaningful answer :) hehe
     
  9. Tunga

    Tunga Well-Known Member

    No, they're not. Most pages are about 2-10kB and then you have images which can vary a lot. A typical forum page is ~500kB but once you have common avatars cached that comes down a lot.
     
  10. eteyen1

    eteyen1 Well-Known Member

    and how do you cache common avatars and what does that actually mean?
     
  11. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    I was including images in my page sizes.
     

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