No way, he tells me, I’ve only ever used the Wi-Fi while at home so there’s no way this bill should be that high. Well it is, and it’s all because the iPhone has a tendency to connect to the Internet, even when Wi-Fi is present.

In my search for a way to turn this stupid feature off I found that he is not alone in getting a huge phone bill. Anyway, even though this problem has been around since 2007, Apple in all it’s wisdom hasn’t included a setting to turn it off. Sounds a little fishy wouldn’t you say?

Still, they have made it possible to download a utility to help you solve this situation, but it was way over my head, and I couldn’t find any instructions on how to make the thing do what I wanted it to do.

Hours later after a lot of Googling I came across an extremely simple solution. It will require you to type into your iPhone’s Safari, the following url; Yeah, I know, it means connecting to the Internet, but it will be for the last time.

Unfortunately this link no longer works. Probably because the new iPhones do have a setting to turn off the internet.

http://www.unlockit.co.nz/unlock.php

Click on the “Continue” tab. From there you simply choose the “Disable Data (Fake APN)” setting and choose “Install”. It’s pretty simple from there on. Now you will only be able to connect to the Internet via the Wi-Fi.

If you ever want to have the facility to connect to Internet, simply go to ‘Settings’ and remove ‘Fake APN’ from Profile.

For those of you that really want to help others who may be having this problem, the quickest and most efficient way, other than to verbally tell family and friends, would be to Stumble, Digg, Tweet or by using the many other forms of social interactive sites.

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