14th May 2013, 07:13 PM #1
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23rd May 2013, 12:11 AM #2
Re: iphone question - emergency!
I don't know whether or not you're still having this issue, but here goes..
Short Answer: Probably not.
I'm not sure what the service provider in your country is doing, but I'd recommend reading your license agreement carefully, especially the part about data usage. It's highly unlikely, and much more probable that you're somehow eating up data over 3G/4G/EDGE.
I'm guessing that your iPhone is still using data, perhaps sending or receiving media over a cel network even while connected to WiFi, or automatically connecting to 3G and 4G networks when out of range then syncing and updating apps. You'll want to disable this. Look up a video tutorial for disabling application sync and updates for your specific model phone. You should have to option to autosync and update ONLY when connected to WiFi. (syncing, if you didn't know, is where an application such as an email client will "synchronize" and match data with its cloud database, in this case an inbox.)
To keep the phone off of networks that employ 3G, 4G, EDGE, etc, you'll have to disable that network adapter on the phone. (This isn't as hard as it sounds, I promise, and it'll extend your battery life too!) You see, cellular phones actually have several network interface cards (NICs), so they can connect to WiFi, 3G, 4G, etc.
Typically this is a toggle switch in your settings, and may differ from phone to phone. Some carriers (read: bastards) will actually have this removed to force their customers to pay outrageous amounts for continuous data.
I recommend finding a tutorial for "turning off network data" for your specific model phone. It may require jailbreaking if your carrier has this option removed.
Best of luck to you, and I sincerely hope it's as simple as turning off a switch in your options.