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Disable Mobile Data on Android, Samsung Galaxy etc

I am sure, at times you want to disable your internet connection on Mobile (e.g. While roaming or to save battery) and given the fact that the Android phones stickiness it may be a bit challenging.

Easy way, is to install a third party app "quick settings" and disable the data there. After you install you can open the app and disable or enable the data.

There are other apps or ideas to change the APN name but the problem is some of the operators are using a feature called 'flexy apn' which still connects with a wrong apn name.

Use it and save your precious $ :)

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Hope this helps

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