Funky monkey. My dad got a bill for around $77 today for 17MB worth of data on my sister’s hand-me-down iPhone 2G. As you can probably tell by the charge, it doesn’t have a data plan. I gave it to her to use on the day I received my 3GS, but it turns out the […]
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Warning: Turning EDGE off with Bossprefs won’t necessarily turn off your iPhone data


Funky monkey. My dad got a bill for around $77 today for 17MB worth of data on my sister’s hand-me-down iPhone 2G. As you can probably tell by the charge, it doesn’t have a data plan. I gave it to her to use on the day I received my 3GS, but it turns out the EDGE switch (using Bossprefs) that I flipped to off didn’t really work.
I’m pretty dumbfounded, since the iPhone is completely unable to check mail, weather, or surf Safari. It’s not even syncing with any kind of Exchange contacts service. So somehow the iPhone has downloaded and uploaded a ghostly 17MB of data — and the other half of the bill has yet to come. It’s not a carrier mess-up per se, but I really wonder how the phone exchanged nearly 20MB of information with the Internet if it can’t even check the temperature. Ah well, looks like the only foolproof solution is to call the carrier for a data block or make sure the phone’s APN is set to a null profile. I might do both.

[btw — the pic here is a bit of a cheat, since I don’t actually have my old iPhone 2G handy. The tale is true, though!]

— Post From My iPhone

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