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Old 09-29-2008, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just booked a few days away in Paris, and also am already planning for my new year skiing break (sad or what!).

Am I right in thinking that if I go Options --> Mobile Network and set "data services" to OFF, my Curve will act as a normal mobile phone, and so not run me up a huge bill?

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In fact I've just looked at the settings and seen "off when roaming" - this looks to do the job, but how reliable is it - I do NOT want to get back to have a ridiculous bill!

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Just booked a few days away in Paris, and also am already planning for my new year skiing break (sad or what!).

Am I right in thinking that if I go Options --> Mobile Network and set "data services" to OFF, my Curve will act as a normal mobile phone, and so not run me up a huge bill?

Many thanks,
Ed Ludlow
Hi

Icon on desktop is Manage Connections and uncheck Mobile Network. Your way may also work as well as I think it is the same as going to the Manage Connections icon on the desktop.

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Oh yeah - Enjoy your vacation!

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In fact I've just looked at the settings and seen "off when roaming" - this looks to do the job, but how reliable is it - I do NOT want to get back to have a ridiculous bill!

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It should work but you can allways call CS at Orange to confirm...

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Thanks holden, one question though . . . . . if I turn off "mobile network" in manage connections, does that not turn off all the signal the Blackberry gets?

Will have a try by turning it off and calling me...

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OK just tried...turning off "mobile network" via manage connections indeed turns everything off....I can't receive calls or SMSs....however, turning "data services" off in options I still rx calls and SMSs.

Thanks for your help.

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OK just tried...turning off "mobile network" via manage connections indeed turns everything off....I can't receive calls or SMSs....however, turning "data services" off in options I still rx calls and SMSs.

Thanks for your help.

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Ed;

Thks for the test. The way it's worded, it would almost mean the same yet the outcome is different!... BTW, I send managers to Europe and Pacific rim. The at&t intl. data plan is around $49.00 for unlimited data. Not sure what Orange does...

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Just booked a few days away in Paris, and also am already planning for my new year skiing break (sad or what!).

Am I right in thinking that if I go Options --> Mobile Network and set "data services" to OFF, my Curve will act as a normal mobile phone, and so not run me up a huge bill?

Many thanks,
Ed Ludlow
Hi Ed;
I go to Sweden 2-3 times per year on business and I just go to manage connections-mobile network options-set data services to off. This will not allow any sms, web access or emails to be downloaded to your phone. You will still be able to use the phone to make calls. Just don't turn this feature on until you arrive home because it will start to download all sms. I have never had a problem when I am out of country. I hope this helps.

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May I jump in to ask a related question?
I understand from this discussion, that if data services are turned off, BBMessenger won't work either?
How can I keep this feature working while I travel? I wish to keep this feature activated, yet not receive e-mails. Is this possible?
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May I jump in to ask a related question?
I understand from this discussion, that if data services are turned off, BBMessenger won't work either?
How can I keep this feature working while I travel? I wish to keep this feature activated, yet not receive e-mails. Is this possible?
If you are using BIS to receive your email you can simply log into your BIS account and uncheck "Forward to Handheld". This will stop the email from coming to you phone. To resume check it again. Please note that mail received during the period when it was disable will NOT be received on the handheld even once you re-check it.

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I go to Sweden 2-3 times per year on business and I just go to manage connections-mobile network options-set data services to off. This will not allow any sms, web access or emails to be downloaded to your phone.
That's odd. Data services shouldn't affect SMS. SMS isn't data.
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That's odd. Data services shouldn't affect SMS. SMS isn't data.
It does not. I just tried it, and sure enough, the SMS went through with data services off. So for the trips abroad be ready to pay 50 cents to ATT for every message.

Did I mention att sucks?

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