1. Aragosta's Avatar
    I originally posted this in the wifi faq. This forum appears to be the better place for such questions.
    I am wondering if anyone has a solution to this issue...
    ATT is my carrier, with no data plan. I have an 8320 running OS4.5.

    The 8320 is set to 'wifi preferred'.

    The issue...
    I can surf the net fine anywhere when on wifi. But... without a wifi connection I can still surf but it goes through the pay-by-the-use $.01 per kb ATT connection.

    I would prefer to suppress the ATT data connection completely, having any attempt to use a surfing-type feature fail instead of using the non-wifi connection.

    In other words...
    When I have a wifi connection...
    - I do not care what route calls and text messages take.
    - Other data features should go over wifi
    When I have no wifi connection...
    - Calls and text messages should use the ATT connection
    - Other data features should fail

    Any suggestions? I have tweaked most of the settings I can find without success. I would hate to need the data plan to avoid inadvertent non-wifi data charges.

    For reference... ATT's 'pay by the use' data fee is $10 per MB... laughably expensive. Pulling up a single web page by accident outside of wifi range could be a $15 charge without a data plan.
    09-25-08 01:53 PM
  2. oakie's Avatar
    there's no settings to do what you're asking for.
    09-25-08 08:41 PM
  3. Aragosta's Avatar
    there's no settings to do what you're asking for.
    I was afraid of that.
    Thanks for responding. Much appreciated.
    09-26-08 05:22 PM
  4. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Welcome to CrackBerry.

    Next, we will fine tune some other connection properties. Navigate to Home Screen > Manage Connections > Mobile Network Options. Under 'Connection Preference' make sure you have 'WiFi preferred' selected.

    $10 Mb is pretty steep, but there is a way to insure you never accidental open the Network data connection.

    Follow the instructions and select "Wifi Only" instead of the suggested "Wifi Preferred" option.
    09-27-08 01:03 PM
  5. Aragosta's Avatar
    Follow the instructions and select "Wifi Only" instead of the suggested "Wifi Preferred" option.
    Hello Reed.
    Yes... I gave that a shot earlier, but it serves to deactivate the normal voice functions on my phone. I can surf and do other data related operations, but voice and SMS texting are deactivated.

    In the past, back when my daughter had a RAZR, we were able to have AT&T block data transfer. Perhaps I will need to see if they can do the same for this number.

    09-30-08 12:28 PM
  6. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Thank for the update. I was wrong thinking it applied only to the Browser, it is clearly for all connections.

    Always learning.
    09-30-08 06:04 PM
  7. Aragosta's Avatar
    An update:
    I was successful at having my non-wifi data functions blocked.

    I asked AT&T to block any data connections from my number. The term they use is 'Opt-out of Media Net'.

    On my phone the 'EDGE' indicator has now changed to 'GSM'. I can now only access data functions across WiFi. Voice and SMS messaging is working as normal. MMS messages appear to the be the only fatality.

    Thx all!
    10-21-08 03:36 PM
  8. pltaylor's Avatar
    I came in to suggest that. Glad you got what you needed. But 30 bucks for unlimited data is the way to go.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-21-08 03:44 PM