My wife got her iPhone (Not Maxis Package) last month and she happily browse here browse there, get application downloads and surf facebook on it. And guess what? I got the Maxis bill now (her line under my subline), I saw a WOOPING RM264.34 charge for 27MB of Data transfer!!!
I have a talk with my wife and found out that she actually not connecting to 3G purposely, but the application at background will request for a connection from time to time (when a page opened in Safari; Mail accounts setup in iPhone and by default it will check your mailbox every 5mins?), or she mistakenly press some applications that will connect to internet and get update by itself (Weather, Stocks, Maps…).
For those who use iPhone 2G/3G and you are not taking 3G unlimited package or the Maxis iPhone package, please take my painful “experience”. Think twice before you activate your 3G connection to surf on your iPhone. Since Maxis 3G/EDGE/GPRS charge is DAMN EXPENSIVE!!!
There is way to stop the 3G/EDGE/GPRS connection to connect automatically when applications request. Please stay tune on my next post.