Disabling GPRS or EDGE in iPhone
When I came back to Kerala, I was exited to use my iPhone. Because I am subscribed to GPRS/EDGE data connection and I am literally always connected to internet. But cost of data service in India is more than having a broadband with unlimited downloads. And now I have wifi at home and office. So I need cellular data service only at road. Even when I am at home or office, I turn on wifi only when required. So if I open mail or other internet applications by mistake, it cost me $$$. I really hate it 🙂
In iPhone OS older than 3.0, there is option to change Cellular Data Network APN username and password. You can simply give a wrong login details and phone can not access data though GPRS/EDGE. But in iPhone OS3, there is no option to configure CDN. While searching for a solution in Goog, I found a app which fulfills my requirement. You just need to install an app and your Cellular Data connection will be turned off. You can re-enable it simply by removing the app from settings.
Disabling GPRS or EDGE in iPhone OS 2.xx
- Tap Setting icon
- Tap General Tap Network
- Tap Cellular Data Network
- Tap APN, Username and Password field
Just type anything.. You will receive a message that says "Unable to Connect to the GPRS Network" whenever you accidentally tap on online tool icons.
Now in iPhone OS 3, there is no option to manually configure APN username and Password. But still there is a work around.
Disabling GPRS or EDGE in iPhone OS 3
This is simple than disabling in iPhone OS 2. Follow the steps.
- Go to iPhoneNoData.com using Safari in your iPhone.
- Tap on the “Disable Edge/3G”
- Tap “Install”
Now, your cellular data access is disabled. You can confirm this by going to Settings > General. There will be a new item called profile, which will say "disabled-EDGE-3G".
You can uninstall it to enable your GPRS/Edge/3G connection by tapping "General – Profile – Remove"