6 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2013 2:34 AM by gagambino
daph2013 Level 1 (0 points)

Under network they're options to disable 3G and cellular data? what is the difference between the two and if i disable the cellular data can I still use the internet like facebook and apps if I ave wifi?

iPhone 3GS (8GB)
  • razmee209 Level 7 (30,353 points)

    Yes, you can surf the net, if you have wifi and have cellular data off.


    This is usually done, when your going on a trip out of the country and don't want an expensive phone bill.

  • daph2013 Level 1 (0 points)

    So does it cost money if I have celllular data off and 3g on and just use wifi? Will run up my data usage bill?

  • modular747 Level 6 (18,730 points)

    The "3G" network (UMTS) carries both voice and data.  If you have cell data disabled, and use WiFi only, you don't get charged for data, even when using 3G for voice calls and SMS.

  • eculiny Level 1 (0 points)

    ok so i want to turn off the 3g internet only so i can still recieve/send texts and call and still use wifi, but if have no wifi connection i dont want my phone to use the 3g internet. to do this i turn off cellular data and keep 3g on?

  • modular747 Level 6 (18,730 points)

    If you disable BOTH WiFi and cellular data, you have NO internet connection at all.  You can still make calls and SMS text, but that's all.  If no WiFi is available, your only choice is to enable cellular data if you want any internet connection.

  • gagambino Level 1 (0 points)

    i have the same problem ..... even i opened my cellular data .. even i have load for internet connection .... i cant use it ...