Stop 3 Data Roaming

Stop 3 Data Roaming

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App for Android users on 3 Mobile in Australia to stop the phone from using expensive data while Roaming in Australia.

Since Android 4.0/ICS does not allow changes to APN Settings by 3rd Party apps, this app now enables and disables the Mobile Data Access on it. Still works using the APN process on previous versions of Android.
Most users of the 3 Mobile service in Australia who use the data services would know that if the phone starts Roaming on the Telstra network and you use the data then you get charged 50c/mb for the data and its not covered in the cap allowance.

There is a setting in the Android phones to Disable the data usage while the phone is roaming but due to the way 3 have implemented the “Roaming” arrangement with Telstra, the phone actually does not detect that its “Roaming” and hence keeps using the data.

If your phone has some apps running which are using data in the background or for instance you are listening to streaming radio or watching youtube videos, you would not know if the phone has gone into roaming and it can result in potentially hefty roaming charges in your next bill.

This App runs as a service to monitor the current network operator and changes the APNs if the phone goes into Roaming, hence making the phone unable to access data (due to invalid APN settings). When it detects that the phone is back on 3, it’ll switch the data back on. It also displays a notification icon after it toggles the data access to make it easy for the user to identify if the phone is roaming or not.

Please do not install if you are not on 3.

If you previously donated for the free app and don't wish to pay again for it then please contact me after you have bought it from the market and I'll issue a refund.

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Recently changed in this version

- Now honours the 3G Data Enable/Disable in Phone Settings. It won't restart the data if the data was manually disabled by the user.

- Added the permission required to make sure the app starts on phone boot on Android 4.0+ devices.
- Added a button to open the app in the Android market for easily adding a rating.

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Comments and ratings for Stop 3 Data Roaming
  • (74 stars)

    by De S on 04/03/2013

    This app is the biggest scam. Keeps on restating my data although I manually turned my data off. Then I was in roaming and my phone was displaying the E+ sign when this app didn't detect it to stop my data. Biggest waste of money. Don't buy it. I wan

  • (74 stars)

    by A Google User on 22/10/2012

    Gets the job done

  • (74 stars)

    by Dave on 22/02/2012

    This applies works faultlessly and has definitely saved me far more than what it cost. We'll done to developer. A widget to switch on and off might be a good addition.

  • (74 stars)

    by LlamaLlamaLamp on 21/02/2012

    Donated twice already but I'm more than happy to send money your way again. Saved me so much money!

  • (74 stars)

    by Alan on 19/02/2012

    This app works perfectly on Froyo/Gingerbread phones/roms, however on ICS roms this app will automatically turn on your mobile internet. Even if you switch it off, after a while it will come back on. This is clearly undesirable. The developer is await

  • (74 stars)

    by Kluppy on 30/01/2012

    My fiancée doesn't have this app and spends at least $20 a month on roaming data by accident.

  • (74 stars)

    by Peter on 27/01/2012

    The app is fantastic. My only issue is that 3 has created a situation where it is needed. Spend the money on the app you will recoup it in a few days.