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After several careful readings of your question, something stood out: And on top of the huge amounts on 3G, this phone spent very little time outside Wifi. Your iPhone, when it's in sleep mode, turns off the WiFi radio to conserve battery power. So if you have data hungry apps that are doing things in the background when your phone is sleeping/locked, ...


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You should define a STATIC address for the WiFi/LAN. (define an correct netmask, and dont enter any router/gateway address ). (see the static tab in the @Michiel's screenshot.) When you done, you can access the computers on WiFi network and you will access the rest of the Internet via 3G. This is what you looking for?


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Yes, iBooks can function normally while not connected to the internet. As long as you have the book(s) present in the iBooks app before you get out of coverage you will be fine. If you are out of your coverage area and connect to another network, or roaming, you might have additional expenses for using another network.


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You can do this with USB or Bluetooth tethering on jailbroken iOS devices using an app such as MyWi. There are many other jailbreak apps for this function, so it's worth shopping around. Some will only share the 3G internet connection, but I understand others will share any internet connection over USB or bluetooth. You can't use wifi tethering to ...


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You can enable "Airplane Mode" and then turn on Wi-Fi. For phones that use a GSM sim card (even if they are on CDMA networks), if you remove the SIM card, you disable the cellular radio. Calls and cellular data stop flowing in this case. The most precise manner is in the settings app: Settings > General > Cellular > Cellular Data -> OFF


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The spinning circle icon is simply a means of indicating that some network activity is taking place, i.e. loading new data in Facebook or Tumblr. It could even be background data access like updating apps from the store or if you have background refresh enabled for some or all apps. It has nothing to do with which network is being used — for that, check the ...


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Sure. In Settings > General > Cellular > disable Cellular Data This will restrict all data to Wi-Fi For more information, see iOS: About the Cellular Data setting from Apple Support


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I use my iPad all day at work for email, web browsing, etc. on 3G and it works fine without Wi-Fi for everyday use. From a speed perspective, don't sweat it. For a user who obviously doesn't sound accustomed to blazing broadband, I think 3G will be just fine. Internet is fast enough, Netflix works, and YouTube and the like are fast enough (although YouTube ...


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To print to your HP printer using AirPrint you will need some kind of AirPrint server. It is not enough to just get network connectivity to the printer, you need some software running somewhere to handle some of the communication details. It is conceivable that someone makes a 3G WiFi router that includes AirPrint support but I think is unlikely. ...


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In the Settings App, go to General -> Network. Flip the switch beside Cellular Data to OFF. That is all. I don't have a data plan and I leave it off and have never been surprised by additional charges on my bill.


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It's not locked to any one carrier so you should be able to insert a Micro SIM card for your local carrier and it will work. The catch is that there are different sets of GSM frequencies in use, so you should verify that your chosen carrier uses frequencies supported by the iPad. Odds are it will work, but better to be safe. From the specs page, here is ...


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The iPad Mini model A1454 is designed and will only work on LTE bands 4 (AWS) and 17 (700b MHz). http://www.apple.com/ipad/LTE/ Since 4G means so much, you may have to ask your specific carrier if they use either of these LTE bands. Even if your carrier operates in those bands, there still isn't a guarantee they support iPad so you'd really need to ...


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The tech specs page lists the available network features per model in more detail. GSM model A1428: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17) CDMA model A1429: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, ...


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You need to turn off "Use Cellular Data" in the "Music" section in Settings. Then, when you go to play a song from iTunes Match when you're on 3G, it'll give you a message saying you need to be on Wi-Fi.


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If you still want to be downloading stuff, then probably yes, switching off 3G probably won't save you much power / battery life. However, when my battery is running low, switching off 3G can make the difference between the battery making it until I get to a charger or not. Obviously in those conditions I stop surfing or doing anything data-related as well, ...


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The thing about these limits is that the carriers and iPhone models are all different. For instance, the iPhone 5 should theoretically be able to handle up to 14 connections, but both AT&T and Verizon limits it to 5. As far as I have understood, it is hardware-limited, and therefore it is not affected by iOS version. I have started on a list which ...


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There is no reason why SMS should be tied to your data package. Turning data roaming off, indeed just turning data off (if you are not currently roaming and merely want to prove this) should still allow you to send and receive SMS messages as these are sent through the voice connection, not the data one - it's exactly how phones have always been able to ...


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Blacklisted IMEI or MEID on iPhones are usually one of two things: Clerical mistakes - contact the police or a cell carrier for assistance in clearing up that mistake. Stolen goods (or goods reported as stolen) - again the police or a lawyer might be your next step if you find out you have purchased stolen goods. You might want to contact the seller ...


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If you see a 3G at the top left it means that you are in an area which does not have 4G support. When you are in an area with 4G (or, on Verizon, LTE) you will see that in the top-left corner instead.


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The directory you're looking for happens to be /var/wireless/Library/Preferences. This is where the Settings > Cellular settings are stored. The per-application settings are stored in the database /var/wireless/Library/Databases/CellularUsage.db. If you want to add a setting manually, you'll need to add an entry for the application in two tables. The ...


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The iPhone will prefer Wi-Fi over Cellular data, so if you are connected to Wi-Fi your iPhone will use that connection instead of Cellular. To completely disable Cellular data, go to Settings → Cellular and disable Cellular Data. This will prevent your device from using Cellular data at all.


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Is it Jailbroken? If not, I'd suggest going to see Apple Genius and see whether its anything hardware wise.


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Try changing the cellular data network settings. This problem once happened to me; I was on O2 and once I changed the settings over to what the network provider told me to it worked. Also if you call your network provider they can change your settings remotely.


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This appears to be fixed in iOS7 - I set the DHCP Gateway to 0.0.0.0 and the iPad connects with a tickbox rather than leaving the spinning circle.


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No you won't be charged anything extra. The dialog is only warning you about the high data usage.


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Going off that Reddit post more than your question but... Before reading Apple's documentation I always assumed the spinning wheel was started and stopped by the operating system whenever there is network activity. But that isn't the case. It is up to app developers to choose to start and stop it by setting the networkActivityIndicatorVisible to YES to ...


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Without jailbreaking, this currently isn't possible. You can provide feedback to Apple regarding this on the following page: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html If you're jailbroken, I refer you to a fantastic answer that I received to one of my prior questions, which whilst isn't quite a duplicate per the comments above, can answer the question. ...


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Although your iPhone will use WiFi when available, that's only to save your cellular data limit being reached as quickly. Your iPhone keeps the 3G antennas active (while the internet is in use) for the following reasons; In case you have 'flaky' WiFi; your iPhone will switch between WiFi and cellular without you noticing to keep a reliable connection ...


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This is a limit imposed by Apple. Cellular downloads are limited to a file size of 20 MB or smaller. See comment below, iOS 5.1 has increased this limit to 50 MB.


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Yes. (It's a "world iPad" for both the AT&T and Verizon model.) Whether a device functions worldwide for a specific wireless standard depends on the frequency bands that it supports. E.g. The new iPad supports LTE, but only the frequency bands 700 MHz and 2100 MHz which are not used outside the US. The iPhone 4S has been called a world phone, because ...



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