I need some help setting up my phone to use SMS/MMS but NO DATA

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Hi,

I have an LG-P500H phone on koodo, with an unlimted SMS/MMS plan, and data.  I'm the type of user who doesn't want to use data at all (it's overpriced, and wi-fi is free), and the only reason i have data is in the event of a survival related emergency (which thankfully i haven't had to use yet). 

I used to use the standard koodo data Access Point  until i kept seeing extra 5$ data charge on my phone bill, due to sneaky apps that kept turning on and using data, so i have since added a NULL AP entry and set that as default AP.  I haven't had a single data charge since, and that is good.

Even though i can send/receive SMS without a problem, every once in a while someone sends me an MMS that sends an SMS msg with a Download button, and sometimes i would like to take a picture and send it as a quick MMS.  I understand that MMS needs data to be on in order to work.

My question is, is there a way for me to set up my phone's AP settings (or my plan with koodo), so that all data is blocked except for MMS sending and receiving, until i specify that i want to use internet data for emergency use)?  I need to set it up so that it does not send even a single byte to the Internet, which charges me 5$ right then (the first level of paid data package), and essentially block every byte of data EXCEPT FOR MMS messages.

Can anyone help me with this, is it even possible?  I tried doing this before but the results were no good.  Today is my last chance to see if i can get MMS working this way.  I'm in N.S. by the way.

Thanks,
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Posted 3 years ago

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Just a heads up that this workaround doesn't work for every device.
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Are these the ap settings i should have as default:
https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/access_point_names_settings
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Yes