can i turn off verizons internet?

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  1. bmar29

    bmar29 Member

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    can i turn off verizons internet?

    i am planning on purchasing the wifi card for my Q9m. until then, is there a way to turn off the internet on my phone so i dont accidentally use it and then get charged for it?
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    You can call and have a data block put on your account. The CR will find this strange since you have a smartphone, but they'll do it for you.
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    wouldn't a data block prevent wifi also ?

    potQ.
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    It should not, as you are blocking data through Verizon's data network, not all data on the device.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    it might prevent you from using MMS
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    You can turn off and on your data plan by going to Verizions web site. It's under:

    My Phone > Add/Remove Features > Multimedia

    Or the direct link is:

    https://ebillpay.verizonwireless.com/vzw/accountholder/account/maint-features.do

    You can disable/enable V CAST Music, Mobile Web, Application Downloads, and V CAST Video Clips without having to contact customer support.

    Also this does not disable MMS/texting. I haven't tested wifi yet as my card just came in today but I'll update later tonight.
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    welcome aboard BigSamson..
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    If you put a Data Block on your account you will be unable to receive MMS since on a smartphone MMS is considered data, unlike regular phones, but you will still be able use WiFi. The Data Block isn't anything specific to your device, it's specific to your account. WiFi wouldn't be using anything related to your Verizon account for access, so therefore it'd be fine.

    BigSamson, the type of Data Block I'm talking about isn't for any specific application. It completely blocks all in/out non-text message and non-phone call data through Verizon's system.
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    Thanks Rudy! I'm still waiting for the fourth wave my friend.

    UPDATE: The wifi will work with the data block. :smile:
  11. bmar29

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    wow thanks guys...so if i block mobile web, and i dont have a wifi card, i shouldnt be able to go on the internet correct?
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    sounds about right yes....

    potQ.
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    if you want to allow mms but block all other data i.e. internet. whats the best solution?
  14. spork27

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    As far as I know, there is no way to do this on the Qs. For smartphones MMS messages are considered data. When I get a picture message on just log in to my account on the Verizon website and check it there.

    **edit**
    How about this. Don't put a block on your actual account through Verizon. Use the hack to put a password on your phone for accessing data. Then when you get a MMS you could put in that password and use data just for that. Remember though, the MMS is counted towards data, not messages.
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    what was the hack to password protect?
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    Wrong. They only count toward data if you do not have a messaging plan. If you have a messaging plan they are taken from the messaging allowance. I know, I have this on my account. MMS are considered data, but they can be filtered from other data for this situation.
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    miniSD Wifi

    I have no intention to hijack this thread. But I've been researching wifi cards. Which miniSD card did you go with?
  19. Topher

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    I haven't found any besides the spectec sdw 822 wireless b. that's the one i ended up buying, and so far i haven't had problems. I think the sdw 825 is wireless b/g
  20. aZnUlTiMaTe

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    Recently I have been charged of using data plan when I turn on data to get MMS. Is there anyway to totally turn off any data and only receive MMS? Like disabling all internet explorer and messaging program by editing the registry?

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