turn off 3G data but keep wifi?

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    I wish to turn off 3G data while keep wifi on my Moto Droid (Android 2.1 rooted). I searched the web but can't find any working solution. Apps like QuickSettings and APNDroid don't work on CDMA; DroidWall doesn't work either, because iptable is missing in Moto Droid (there's a possible workaround involving installing another app and doing some manual setup, but I haven't tried it yet). Any suggestion? And does Android 2.2 have this function? Thank you!
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    Get AnyCut.
    Add a shortcut to "Data Call" using Anycut.
    Enable/Disable data using this shortcut. I do all the time. Works perfectly. Saves battery.


    By the way, when WiFi is on and connected, then 3G is off by default. You do not need to switch of 3G.
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    I want to totally shut off 3G data, so even if wifi signal is lost, it won't switch to 3G by itself.

    I just tried the Data Call shortcut of AnyCut, and it doesn't seem to work correctly. Even when I disable data call, once the wifi signal is lost, data call is enabled by itself.

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    It sounds like you're looking for airplane mode. Unless I'm misunderstanding your request...
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    Yup, Airplane mode then just turn wifi on.
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    Here is what I did.

    Settings -> Wireless & networks -> (at the bottom) Mobile networks

    Uncheck "Data Enabled"

    I uncheck that and do not get 3G, but wifi still works.

    I am on 2.2, not sure if this works on 2.1
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    Just checked my wife's non rooted 2.1, the option is not there :(

    Humm, wonder if this is an option Verizon don't want people to have so they can't use the "You HAVE to have a $30 internet plan to have the Droid" {Scammers!!!}
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    No I still want to make/receive phone calls. Just don't want to use cellphone signals for data.

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