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Registered: ‎12-12-2008

N900 – going abroad - How to disable Internet connections

Hi. I’m going abroad soon and would like to know how to temporarily disable the Internet Connections on the N900 when I’m away.

If I’ve got it right the charge is £3 for 1MB per day (outside Europe) so I would like to avoid this!

I’d like to be able to use WIFI though. I take it this would be free?



Thanks, Carl. :)
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N900 – going abroad - How to disable Internet connections

easiest way is to go into menu - settings - internet conections and select always ask on cellular data so u can atleast deny it. For a more definate block call 191 before u leave the uk as this can take up to 24hrs to apply properly as i have been told it is the normal time frame before any issue is escalated in the tech dept.

Yes u r right it is £3 per mb outside europe but can be the same in a lot of countries around the worl, i'd check first here http://online.vodafone.co.uk/dispatch/Portal/appmanager/vodafone/wrp?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=templateC... at the country ur going to also check cost of everything, calls, sms, etc
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N900 – going abroad - How to disable Internet connections

Hi carl555,

Thank you for posting, I can definitely understand your concern about unwanted roaming charges.

I can see that welshrosco has provided some excellent assistance, thanks welshrosco :). If you do require any further assistance then don't hesitate to ask.

George
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Registered: ‎17-07-2009

N900 – going abroad - How to disable Internet connections

I recently went to Portugal. When I landed I received a text saying it's £3 per 1mb. Then without me doing anything, 30 minutes later I had received another text saying I had gone over the limit and would now be charged £5. I didn't even do anything! No browsing, no widgets were on.

So I disconnected all my internet connections by giving it a false password etc. That stopped the texts coming in.

2 words: RIPPED OFF.
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Registered: ‎12-12-2008

N900 – going abroad - How to disable Internet connections

Cheers for the advice welshrosco, I'll set it to always ask so I can use the WIFI when available. Thanks. :)
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Registered: ‎14-06-2008

N900 – going abroad - How to disable Internet connections

Which firmware release do you have? PR1.2 separate the counter for home and roaming data, I'm not sure if it also added the option to disable roaming data - I set this and also my data connection to 'always ask'. I also switched off my data widgets (OMWeather, Facebook etc.) and had no problems that I'm aware of, when I was in wifi reception e-mails came through and the phone functioned as normal but when I went outwith reception it went correctly back to its disabled mode.

John
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