14-06-2017 08:16 AM
I'd really appreciate some help with this. my daughter has recently had a group of charges on GPRS with this description. This is the second time it has happenben - i spent painful hours on the phone last time so i'm hoping for a resolution here instead. It's an i phone 5.Her mobile data is always off, so the 'use mobile data for:' section is greyed out. And one of them has definitely occurred whilst she was in a swimming pool, so couldn't have been using the phone. Please can anyone tell me how to stop this happening???
14-06-2017 07:26 PM
it's a paygo orange phone atm. However i got through to india this morning and they've told me that switching to EE might be the solution. I still can't understand how GPRS can be used when mobile data is off though?
14-06-2017 07:41 PM - edited 14-06-2017 07:42 PM
Hello @alisonmk who is using the phone? Could they be turning mobile data on? Have they got WiFi assist turned off by tapping settings>mobile data and scrolling to the bottom?
I use an iPhone on the Orange network daily and have done for years. I have never had a problem with mobile data being used when it has been turned off. Migrating to EE would not solve the problem no since it is the device or one of the devices settings that will still be allowing mobile data to be used. Until this is resolved the data leak would still happen regardless of what network or SIM card is used. 🙂
14-06-2017 07:50 PM - edited 14-06-2017 07:51 PM
thanks for replying. It's my daughter's phone, so it's usually with her whilst this happens but i know for certain that on one of the occasions that it happened she was in the swimming pool training and the phone was with me, so i know it wasn't turned on on that occasion. The WIFI assist is definitely off too.
i also had an orange mobile for ever and never encountered this.
14-06-2017 08:21 PM
Switching to EE is a con! Switching network can never solve this issue. "Might"? Pigs might fly!
15-06-2017 11:25 AM
thank you for replying.
None of the apps can use data because mobile data is switched off! The section is greyed out, so surely none should be using data??
15-06-2017 12:00 PM
Yes, if data is always turned off, no app should be able to access the internet.
It's worth resetting the data monitor in the settings so you can monitor which apps have accessed the internet if it happens again.
This will show if data is being turned on by your daughter inadvertently.
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