I want to get my daughter a phone that will only do Talk and Text. I do not want to get charged for any Data.
I have tried to call Koodo and the people just talk in circles and really don't understand their own products.
I have an LG G3 data plan with Data for myself and want to get the exact same phone for my daughter. If you read the description for the Text and Talk plan, there is the part about Pay Per Use data that they bill at $7.50 / 50mb that can add up to quite a bit. So how do you go about blocking the data on the phone?
You cannot on the phone simply turn off DATA as that blocks your ability to use SMS messaging. I have tried this on my phone and with data turned off on the Andriod Settings, then I can't receive any SMS messages. Also it will block the phone's ability to send Photo Messages out. It seems that Andriod see's photo's inside of an SMS message as data and logs it to your data use on the phone. Now according to the Koodo Plan, you are supposed to get unlimited free Photo messages. But when I take a look at my bills and the phone usage per day, it seems that they charge me for data when I message a photo.
The only solution I can think of is if Koodo does some setting on their own end to say No to internet data but allow SMS messages with the Andriod phone set to have data turned on.
Now I can understand it gets rather confusing with Apple as the iphone uses iMessage and that is a shared data/sms service that is run by apple and not the phone company. So I cannot get my daughter the iPhone that she really wants. But the cell phone companies need to be held to a higher standard and give us really what they are advertising and not blame the hardware they sell us saying that is causing the issue.