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cheerful 03-14-2011 07:03 PM

Disable data service in GPRS in roaming mode
 
I just learned how expensive roaming GPRS is as it's not covered by the monthly international data service.

Is there an option to disable it?

Thanks

rambo47 03-14-2011 10:17 PM

Re: Disable data service in GPRS in roaming mode
 
Manage Connections > Mobile Network Options > then under Data Services, toggle "while roaming" to OFF.

cheerful 03-15-2011 08:05 PM

Re: Disable data service in GPRS in roaming mode
 
I have the international package which includes 3G and EDGE. Can I turn off GPRS only?

Thanks!

rambo47 03-15-2011 10:04 PM

Re: Disable data service in GPRS in roaming mode
 
You cannot choose which bands to turn off. They are selected automatically by the BlackBerry itself. It will always choose the best connection available. You shouldn't be charged for GPRS connections if you have 3G and EDGE on your plan.

GPRS < EDGE < 3G.

cheerful 03-15-2011 10:32 PM

Re: Disable data service in GPRS in roaming mode
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1707869)
You cannot choose which bands to turn off. They are selected automatically by the BlackBerry itself. It will always choose the best connection available. You shouldn't be charged for GPRS connections if you have 3G and EDGE on your plan.

GPRS < EDGE < 3G.

Do you mean international or domestic?

On my bill, international roaming GPRS is in a separate section. It's very expensive!

rambo47 03-16-2011 09:13 AM

Re: Disable data service in GPRS in roaming mode
 
They charge for International GPRS roaming, but not International EDGE or 3G roaming? That sounds crazy to me.

cheerful 03-16-2011 07:02 PM

Re: Disable data service in GPRS in roaming mode
 
At&t

tsac 03-16-2011 07:11 PM

Re: Disable data service in GPRS in roaming mode
 
Rambo47 is correct. All you can do is select either 2G or 3g/2g you cannot defeat GPRS.
Roaming is either used or not depending on location and service company for that area.


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