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Feb 18, 2012 12:10:40 PM via Website

I am new to smart phones so am going to ask, what you may think is, a dumb question! I do not have a large data plan as I can't afford an expensive contract. Firstly, I am not sure if my internet connection runs all of the time, if it does my first bill is going to be HUGE! Secondly (please don't laugh!!) 3G - am I being charged when the 3G sign is 'moving' at the top of my phone? I really don't understand the difference between 3G and the usual internet connection. I know it is just a different method of connecting but that is all. Lastly, how can I ensure my internet connection is off? I downloaded the Norton Mobile Utilities app but when I press "Stop running apps" nothing happens.
I will be grateful for any help and education.
Thanks :D
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Feb 20, 2012 10:29:50 AM via Website

First off, there are no dumb question esp. when it's concering Android!

So... with each phone it is different but you can turn off 3G when you don't need it by going to settings> wireless and networks> mobile networks and unclicking data enabled. That will turn off your 3G if you really want it off. But if you are just looking to save money make sure your wifi is turned on when you are around a network you can use. I find it really helpfull to have a shortcut button on my homescreen. To add one, long click on your homescreen till a context menu pops up and then click on widget. You should see a "on/off wifi" button. Click on that and then you have a button to either turn on or off your wifi when you want it.

You can also download a data moitor from our app center, which should give you a better handle on how much data your phone is using.

Hope that helps!