Need expert advice on best way to stop data connection

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    I'm guessing/hoping there's an easy and foolproof way to do this: when traveling abroad, how do I shut off all data uploads/downloads on the DX? The only way I know is to put the phone in Airplane mode, but that closes the phone connection too, which is undesirable.

    Any suggestions, experts?
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    Go to settings: wireless & networks: mobile networks the uncheck data enabled.

    Sent from somewhere...
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    Depending on what country you are (abroad) in you will not have service so the data will not be an issue.
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    ahh i figured out what ur talking about and thats a lot simpler

    settings>data manager will let you control ur data sync
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    Thanks for the replies, all. My phone's not rooted, and I'm pretty sure the country I'm going to has compatible data and voice connections, since I got VZ to enable my voice connection, and they offered to sign me up for a pretty hefty international data plan.

    Jstafford1's reply gave me a clue: in Settings -> Data Manager -> Data Delivery, there are 3 options: Background Data, Data Roaming and Data enabled. If I turn all 3 off, it visually looks to be working, since my 3G icon disappears, and I cannot reach any pages on my browser. I cannot confirm all applications though.

    Anyone see any issues with this approach? TIA for all the help.
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    Verizon is a CDMA network, unless you have a "global" phone which also supports GSM...you wont get service anyways.
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