The Android's pre-loaded APPS (useless for me) will also automatically update, and that will waste data from the account balance. Maybe the solution is to go to the Android's settings an manually shutdown all Mobile Networks to prevent data usage. Another is:
SETTINGS > POWER MANAGER > MODE > ONLY MAKE CALLS AND SEND TEXT MESSAGES (turn on) and RESTRICT BACKROUND DATA (turn on)
I carry a cell for calls while away from home. I use a blackberry-style cell since it's thin. I have a prepaid balance account (not a monthly/unlimited plan). In addition to calls charged by the minute, the balance is deducted if there are text messages or web data usage. I don't text or use the web, so I pay the bare minimum amount to keep my cell service active.
Earlier in the year, my service provider notified me that my old 2G blackberry device will no longer be supported on their network. I got a basic Android 4G smart phone to start using as a replacement.
One of the first set-up screens on the Android asked me to identify my wifi connection. I indicated that I don't have wifi. The screen warned me that periodic software updates would be downloaded on my phone using the 4G network - and this would incur data charges from my balance.
Basically, I don't want to waste my prepaid balance on data charges for software updates every week (since I just use it for voice calls).
I am looking to find a way to make the Android to receive permission from me to update. This way I could make it wait to download until I'm in a location with wifi. Is that possible?
Any other suggestions?