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    Default How to completely disable mobile data from being turned on?

    I don't have a mobile data plan. We're waiting for my parents' contract to be up until we get a family plan. Anyways, mobile data keeps turning itself on for some reason and then AT&T keeps charging us $40 each month. And it's really annoying, as we're not rich (we got this phone off a family friend). Is there a way I could disable/keep it from being turned on any under circumstance unless I (the user) turn it on myself?
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    Default Re: How to completely disable mobile data from being turned on?

    Quote Originally Posted by xD4rk View Post
    I don't have a mobile data plan. We're waiting for my parents' contract to be up until we get a family plan. Anyways, mobile data keeps turning itself on for some reason and then AT&T keeps charging us $40 each month. And it's really annoying, as we're not rich (we got this phone off a family friend). Is there a way I could disable/keep it from being turned on any under circumstance unless I (the user) turn it on myself?
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    Default Re: How to completely disable mobile data from being turned on?

    Thank you!
    But that also disables all things cell-related. I use this phone on a plan, just not one with mobile data. So I need to just disable mobile data. Thanks for trying to help though.
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    Default Re: How to completely disable mobile data from being turned on?

    Just go into settings and turns mobile data off.

    Or you can call AT&T and ask them to put a data block on your line.

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    Default Re: How to completely disable mobile data from being turned on?

    Yes, but the problem is, it turns itself on. We tried calling AT&T and they said that its what the phone is supposed to do and they can't disable it. When asked if we could, they said "I don't know."
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    Go to settings > connections > mobile data and deselect the mobile data check box. Next, go to settings > more connections > mobile networks and deselect mobile data and data roaming. That should do it.

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    Default Re: How to completely disable mobile data from being turned on?

    I have yet to purchase a GS4 (waiting for VZW contract end to switch to T-Mobile), but I use a Widget on my Droid Bionic (and all other Androids) to enable/disable the Mobile Data:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.dataonoff

    It's always worked well for me.
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    Default Re: How to completely disable mobile data from being turned on?

    i have the same problem with galaxy S4, i have wifi connection at home and work but the automatically turning on of the data roaming is costing me, i have turned it off several time but it keeps coming on after a while, i should be able to do it manually but this thing keeps coming automatically
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    Default Re: How to completely disable mobile data from being turned on?

    try this one.
    go to settings, more networks, mobile network settings and deliberately edit the APN (access point name).
    ex. choose a different authentication type and APN type.
    save it and check by going to the browser if you can still connect to the internet.

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