Pay per use Data - Blocking data on the phone

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I currently have a Samsung S3 and I am planning of moving towards a post -paid plan that includes pay per use data. However I have no use for using data and so is it possible to block the data from my phone so that no data will be used? If it's possible what are the steps the blocking it?
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Nandini Lalji

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Posted 2 years ago

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Chad Burr, Mobile Master

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You can add a data block thorough self serve for 2$ per month.
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Why would anyone have to pay a fee in order to not get something they don't want?
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Because fees

That's the Best answer I could come up with.
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Didn't mean it as a criticism of you or your answer, Chad, and I apologize for it coming across that way.

I have all the data options I know of disabled on my phone, and I never send nor accept picture messages. Yet every now and again I'm billed 75 cents for some unknown data usage (even with the data icon showing data is off; I suspect there is some data-using app hidden somewhere and I haven't been able to find it). So I would certainly be interested in a data block as I'm not interested in using my phone for data - it's something I don't want and something I didn't order.

I liken it to negative option billing, except that I have to pay a fee in order to ensure that I not receive something I don't want and didn't order. With such business practices, is it any wonder customers love to hate the Telco's and can't get enough CRTC regulation? The data block that Nandini seeks should be fee-free.
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I wasn't critical of you. More so Koodo. I think the fee is ponderous.

But it's like the phone book. They charge you extra to have an unlisted number these days if you still have a land line
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Hey Nandini! There is an option in each phone to disable the data.  For the S3, you can go in settings -> data usage & turn mobile data off.  As Chad said, we do offer a $2/month data block which will block your data and allow you to send picture messages (since picture messages require data, and a blocked data connection from your phone will not allow you to send picture messages). The best option for you would be to block the data free from your phone if you don't send/receive picture messages.  Hope this helps :)
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Nandini Lalji

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Thank you!