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    Default [Idea] Restricting data usage via APN info toggle

    The iPhone is pretty data happy: it's really designed with an always-on internet connection, whether from wireless or GPRS/EDGE. However, there are plenty of iPhone users who have an unlocked iPhone, and happily use it on wireless, but balk at current data prices.

    For myself, I am on T -Mobile in the UK, and I simply haven't put in any details for the T-Mobile APN, internet settings, etc.: I'm simply too scared that if I do, the iPhone will simply make regular use of the GPRS connection whenever it cannot find wireless, and I will get stuck with a huge bill.

    However, there are cases where, in an emergency, I *would* actually want to use the GPRS!

    I'm assuming the APN settings are stored in a preference file somewhere. So I'm thinking... maybe it's possible to write a little program (by someone who knows how rather than clueless me) which simply swaps the file with one you prepare earlier. I.e., one file has all the settings in, the other doesn't. The one with no settings in is used by the iPhone by default. When you want/need GPRS, you flick the switch (like in the Services application), and it swaps the empty file for the one with the settings in and you can use GPRS. When you're done, yoou simply flick the switch, the process is reversed, and your iPhone is cut off from GPRS again, giving you peace of mind that you're not running up huge data charges...

    What think you? Or has this already been thought of and implemented? I haven't found it if so...



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    Hi you can use NetService or Service you can find then both in app installer

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    I checked that out: I just wasn't sure whether it completely cut me off from any data usaage. Flicking the "Phone" option would definitely cut me off from data, but would also cut me off from phone calls, which isn't what I want. As for the "EDGE" switch, I'am assuming that all that does is prevent EDGE being used: GPRS can still be used by the phone, running up huge data charges.

    So what I'm after is definitely not already out there, unless someone can convince me otherwise?

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    Hello I really need any util to quickly swap between two different APN for datas. Any idea please ? Thx

 

 

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