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Reduce data usage when travelling

 

Note: The steps below may vary somewhat for different versions of Phone Operating Systems

 

If you do not want to receive Email automatically:

Disable your device’s auto-check functionality. You may then utilize Wi-Fi as a supplement to Phone Data Plans to download and manually check email. Free Wi-Fi is available in many domestic and international airports, hotels and restaurants.

 

  • iPhone Users:
  1. To turn off the auto-check functionality, tap on Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Fetch New Data.
  2. Toggle “Push” to “OFF” and under “Fetch”, select “Manually”.

 

  • Android Users:
  1. Select: Settings > Accounts and sync > Manage Accounts.
  2. Un-check “Auto-sync” to cancel all auto-sync functions (email, weather, stock quotes, etc.) or select the specific account and uncheck sync options.

 

  • Windows Phone 7 Users:
  1. Select Settings > email & accounts, then select an account.
  2. Choose “Download new content” and set to “manually”.
  3. Uncheck all “Content to sync”, then click the checkbox at bottom of screen to save changes.

 

  • Windows 10 Phone Users:
  1. On Start, flick left to the App list and then tap Settings and then Battery saver.
  2. Once Battery Saver is on, your email will no longer automatically download onto your device.
  3. To check for new messages, you will have to manually check by clicking on the email app and downloading messages.

 

  • Blackberry OS 6 and 7 Users:
  1. Press the BlackBerry button, and then select Options and then Advanced Options.
  2. From here, select Push Browser and then Disable Push.

 

  • Blackberry OS 10 Users:
  1. From the home screen, tap Settings and then Accounts.
  2. Select the account you want to modify, then Advanced and Push.
  3. Toggle to the Off position.

 

  • Users of Other Devices: Consult your user guide.

 

If you want to place calls but not use data

The setting for international data roaming will normally be in the “OFF” position. To verify the settings on your device before traveling abroad. Turning data roaming “OFF” will block email, browsing, visual voicemail, and downloads, but it will NOT block text messages. When traveling outside of the United States, international roaming rates apply when you send text or picture/video messages.

 

  • iPhone Users:

Tap on: Settings>General>Network> Data Roaming (toggle to “OFF”).

 

  • Android Users:

Tap on: Settings>Wireless and network>Mobile networks>Data roaming (uncheck it).

 

  • Windows Phone 7 Users:

Tap on: Settings>cellular> Data roaming options (select “don’t roam”).

 

  • Blackberry Users:

Tap on: Settings>Mobile Network>While Roaming (select “Off”).

 

Information

What is ‘Push’ Email?

Email that is ‘pushed’ or downloaded automatically to your device.

 

Why would you turn Email Push off?

Email Push can be disabled to prevent unwanted data roaming charges while traveling.

 

If I turn Email Push off when will I receive my Email?

By turning this feature off you will only receive Email when you launch your email application.

 

Tip: For large files, save opening your email app until you’re in a Wi-Fi spot to download.

 

Returning from Vacation

  • iPhone Users:
  1. To turn on the auto-check functionality, tap on – Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Fetch New Data.
  2. Toggle “Push” to “On” and under “Fetch”, select “Every 15 Minutes”.

 

  • Android Users:
  1. Select: Settings > Accounts and sync > Manage Accounts.
  2. Check “Auto-sync” to allow all auto-sync functions (email, weather, stock quotes, etc.) or select the specific account and check sync options.

 

  • Windows Phone 7 Users:
  1. Select Settings > email & accounts, then select an account.
  2. Choose “Download new content” and set to “Automatic”.
  3. Check all “Content to sync”, then click checkbox at bottom of screen to save changes.

 

  • Windows 10 Phone Users:
  1. On Start, flick left to the App list and then tap Settings and then Battery saver.
  2. Once Battery Saver is off, your email will automatically download onto your device.
  3. Your phone will automatically download messages.

 

  • Blackberry OS 6 and 7 Users:
  1. Press the BlackBerry button, and then select Options and then Advanced Options.
  2. From here, select Push Browser and then Enable Push.

 

  • Blackberry OS 10 Users:
  1. From the home screen, tap Settings and then Accounts.
  2. Select the account you want to modify, then Advanced and Push.
  3. Toggle to the On position.

 

  • Users of Other Devices: Consult your user guide.