turn off just data

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  1. tipopilota

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    Is there a way to just turn off data on the droid but still make and receive calls as well as still get text messages? I travel on cruises and don't want to pay roaming charges for the data, but still want to be able to make and receive calls and text messages.
     
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    data and calls use the same radio...IIRC...
     
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    Well that would suck if it did. I have never had a smart phone like that before. I have been able to do it before w/ all my other phones that I have had in the past, such as BB, windows mobile. So I hope that either there is an app, or some setting that is out there.
     
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    Do they have wifi on board? might be cheaper to turn on wifi since it kills the data connect over cellular...
     
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    Settings/Wireless and Network/Mobile Networks/Data Roaming uncheck.
     
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    lol..Never thought of that. That will keep it from roaming.
    But that would kill both Data and Cellular from roaming....Right?
     
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    Mine's unchecked right now. Phone works fine.
     
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    no way to just turn off the data.
     
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    Are you roaming?
     
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    No, Not at the moment. lol.

    If he goes out of the roaming area that Verizon has available he will not be able to use his phone anyway. It's not a world wide phone like the Storm. It will prevent him from using data. If he goes out of the area he would have to use WiFi for messaging.
     
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    You definitely can turn off Data roaming - Menu/Settings/Wireless & Networks/Mobile Networks, Uncheck Data Roaming. It stopped mine from getting a data connection at home, where I am in US Cellular 1x territory. If I travel a little ways down the road until the Verizon signal picks up a little it will link up to 3G. Since domestic data roaming is included in our Nationwide plan, I keep the Roaming box checked.

    Wally
     
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    My recommendation is if you're on a cruise....FORGET THE PHONE! :)
     
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