- November 6, 2007 at 9:20 am #2743
I few months ago I was sitting having a tea, in the food cart of a train in China… little bored and had always wondered exactly where the train goes and what route it takes… so started up GPS on my D810 and played for awhile… as we all do – lol…
Actually really did work well and I got to view the landscape outside using Google maps etc. (even though was pitch black at the time).
However when I got back to Hong Kong and was checking through my mobile bill, I saw a HK$100 charge for using GPRS… and thought – arrhh… groan… of course I was being charged for this GPS playing I was doing.
I also thought, if I was using Mapking or another GPS stand alone software on my D810 (true also for the 838pro, HTC3660i and Kaiser etc.)… then I could be using built in GPS (without using GPRS) and not paying for using GPS.
Anyway, I hunted around and found this little software application which can disable all “data” connections on your PDA… is a toggle of enable and disable (attached photo below shows 3G disabled and MMS enabled – so you get the idea).
This means your PDA can not access GPRS, Edge, MMS, 3G etc. if you use this little application – just tried it and it does stop my MMS, Edge, GPRS and 3G connectivity (for 3 in HK, there are two settings to disable.. “3G” and “3 MMS”).
Very useful little application, if you want to use GPS overseas and want to make sure you are not using and paying for GPRS (aGPS) by accident instead (so a way in theory to not have to pay for roaming fees when you get back).
To learn more see http://www.modaco.com/content/Pocket-PC … E-Utility/
Paul deserves the thanks, as he made this nice little software and offers it to others for free.
Hope this is useful to some of you.
Cheers – Asiakiwi
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