A huge selling feature of that phone is the high data speed connection Verizon rolled out, the EVDO data connection. You may have even gotten a better phone, because you could have got wi-fi which I don't think the Q has yet and spent less.
Anyway, look for an option in your "settings"
then go to "connections"
then go to "connections" again the icon this time
there should be an option for "manage existing connection"
opening that there should be a box/ drop down area that shows your connections...might say something like "my connection" or similar
click the edit button for this....
it may/ should be set for the Ev-Do settings. If there is an option move it to something else, like serial, bluetooth, or other comm setting.
Now, I know this is probably NOT the most technical method, but since it can't connect via bluetooth, serial, or other comm style way, it wouldn't be able to access the internet.
You could also contact tech support..(not sales support) and have them remove you EIN from the data package network, this should eliminate the possiblity of you connecting to the internet. Scan the forum for all the people trying to connect to the internet and have had trouble because their phone wasn't set up initially for it.
so today i bought a Motorola Q as part of a family plan with the rest of my family. The sales representative informed me that if i wanted the phone, it is recommended that i buy atleast a 25$ data package, if not a 45$ data package to cover the phone auto syncing with the internet (EVDO network) for different things. he said that if i did not buy the data package, i would be charged every time that the phone connected on its own, without my knowing.
this month, i have payed the 45$ data package in order to lower the initial price of the phone, but next month i hope to get rid of it if i can get this figured out. 45$ is very steep, and i dont need the internet in any way on this phone.
so what i am wondering is: is there any way that i can get my phone to not sync automaticallly with the EVDO network? i would like to get this figured out because i really like the phone, but dont want to deal with these EVDO charges. its rediculous.
thank you very much.