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    Default [Advice] How to avoid large phone/data bill ?

    Just got an iPhone Im bout to unlock. I got it in NY and will be using it in Canada on Fido. I want to make sure I don't get a crazy bill before I start using it so my question is:

    a) if I call Fido and ask them to cancel all edge / GPRS activity from my Sim, will I be only billed for phone calls?

    b) will I still be able to use web browser/email ect on my iPhone when in an area with wireless internet access (ex. coffee places with wireless internet access) ?



    Thank you for clearning this for me in advance, and sorry if its a noobish question
    Last edited by Zeuxis; 03-27-2008 at 05:22 PM.



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    a.) i got rogers to cancel my edge service from my account. I'm sure fido can do the same.

    b.) Yes

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    can also install boss prefs and disable edge

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    i dont have any edge in my contract so i cant acess it. i have the right settings in the edge settings and it doesnt work, so only phone calles will be billed
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    I have noticed there is a blue E icon in top, but when I try to access Safari to test it sais I am not subscribed to Edge, so I am guessing I am on the safe side?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuxis View Post
    I have noticed there is a blue E icon in top, but when I try to access Safari to test it sais I am not subscribed to Edge, so I am guessing I am on the safe side?
    Correct. As long a your called Fido to add a data block, its fine.

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    I didn't call them yet but I can only access web/internet when Im in my WiFi zone, otherwise I get a message saying I have no EDGE subsciption.

    Anyways, I just called them and the blocked all that for me just in case, so she garanteed I will be charged only for phone calls and SMS.
    Last edited by Zeuxis; 03-28-2008 at 02:53 PM.

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    abosultly not if you don't enter your WAP info u won't be able to either receive nor send anything through EDGE. I've been with rogers for a couple of months now I keep the WAP infos saved in "Notes" and erase them from the edge section of the setting so if I ever need edge for some important reason.. its there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotmilk View Post
    abosultly not if you don't enter your WAP info u won't be able to either receive nor send anything through EDGE. I've been with rogers for a couple of months now I keep the WAP infos saved in "Notes" and erase them from the edge section of the setting so if I ever need edge for some important reason.. its there.
    hmm good point there, I didn't know that but deffin somethin to think about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuxis View Post
    hmm good point there, I didn't know that but deffin somethin to think about
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