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Deactivate use of the "Verizon data network"?

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Eris' started by dmfw, Dec 21, 2009.

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    I am considering the Eris. However, is there a way to deactivate use of the "Verizon data network" when using the web browser. Eg. Force the use of WI-FI.

    If not, is there a setting or app that will warn the user when they connect to the "Verizon data network"?

    Thanks
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    Keep it in airplane mode...with wifi on.
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    Uh... just turn the WiFi on :blink: You have me wondering why you would be concerned to connect to VZW data network? Since the phone requires an unlimited data plan...
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    And your paying for it....

    Unless you plan on just using it a non-connect toy.
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    If your still looking for the phone functionality just go under settings wireless controls and turn off mobile network..... phone still works just no data with out WiFi
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    Curious why you would want to do this if you found someway to get it without the data plan Id be interested in hearing a few friends have wanted to get it but the data plan stops them
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    That's highly unlikely. If they did find a way around it, I doubt they would be asking such questions.
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    Re the "unlimited data plan" question.

    I was told that Verizon had 2 data plans, unlimited and per KB.

    If you sign up for the unlimited data plan, you can then switch to the per KB option. You can use the phone's web with WI-FI but not the the VZ network.

    Researching if this is true.
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    There is only an unlimited plan for smartphones. No Cap
    Plan for air cards are capped at 5gb.
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    You might want to double check that with the PDA department over the phone they are rather helpful but from what i have been told asking a few times now at the offical VW store in town they no longer offer anything but the new Smartphone plan for alot of these phones now if you do have success with this though im sure alot of people would be glad to hear it
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    Disable Verizon Data

    Yes, this is possible. If you add the HTC widget "Mobile" this disables use of the Verizon Data network. I turn it off when I don't need data, and just want wifi, or just want to save battery for awhile.

    Press and hold empty spot on one of your home screens > HTC Widget > Settings > Mobile Network

    now you'll have a widget to simply disable the data usage.

    you can also use bluetooth to disable bluetooth, GPS for GPS and Wi-Fi for Wifi. The Airplane mode disables ALL wireless features including voice/txt. The only thing you can't disable on your own is JUST the voice/txt features... but im trying to figure out how to do that.
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