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Saturday, December 04, 2010

How to turn off data roaming in different type of mobile platform

It is best to switch off your data roaming on your cellphone before you go overseas to avoid shocking phone bill.

For iPhone:
1. Go to Settings -> General -> Network -> Data Roaming: Off

To switch off Push Notifications:
1. Go to Settings -> Notifications: Off

To set email to fetch manually:
1. Go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Fetch New Data
2. Set 'Push' to Off
3. Set 'Fetch' to Manually

For Andriod Phone:
1. Go to your Android phone Menu -> Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Mobile Networks
2. Disable Data roaming

You are also advised to switch off auto-sync data manually before (This is to prevent some background processes to use data, example:email services)
1. Go to Android phone Home screen
2. Go to Menu -> Settings -> Accounts & sync
3. Disable 'Background data' and 'Auto-sync'

For BlackBerry Phone:
1. Go to your BlackBerry phone Home screen
2. Go to Options -> Mobile Network
3. Set ‘Data Services while Roaming’ to Off

For Symbian Phone:
Change the priority of the Internet Access points in Destinations:
1. Go to Menu -> Control Panel -> Settings -> Connection -> Destinations -> Internet -> make sure your WLAN connection is set to priority 1.

Set you browser to prompt for an access point:
1. Go to WEB -> Options -> Settings -> General -> Access Point -> Set to 'Always Ask'.

For email applications, make sure that it is set not to check mail when roaming:
1. Go to Menu -> Email -> Settings -> [Mail box you want to set] -> When to Sync

For Windows Phone:
1. On Start, flick left to the App list, tap Settings icon, and then tap Cellular.
2. On the Cellular screen, tap Data roaming options and choose 'Don't roam'

You should also disable all access points by following the steps below:
1. Go to Start -> Settings -> Connections
2. Manually disable all access point.

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