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unintended internet connection

Hi,

Sorry but naive question please?

Having looked at my recent tariff of my Virgin mobile, I have noticed that some internet connections were charged, which I never intended to connect. I wonder if my phone may be authomatically picking up VirginMedia's internet.

It has never happened before until now (I usually use another service (wifi) with free of charge).

Is there any setting I can change on my phone? (an old Xperia with Android 4.3)? Or should I just need to be careful not to connect somehow?

Any advice would be appriciated. Thank you.

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Re: unintended internet connection

Long time since used android 4 but if you go into settings there should be mobile data which you need to make sure is still switched to off.

More than likely an App has used data in the background.

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Re: unintended internet connection

Thank you very much.

It may be "Settuing" > "Data usage", then "Mobile data" (on/off)?

I can see somehow the "Mobile data" was "on". This might be the reason. I will see how it goes.

Would you think that I need to switch off the "Location services" (access to my location), as well?

Many thanks.

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Re: unintended internet connection

If you don't need to use location services. (Google Maps etc) Switch it off. 

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Re: unintended internet connection

Thank you very much!

 

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