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When I disable mobile data in Android 2.2, the 3G symbol disappears. Does this revert my phone's signal to 2G? I don't want to lose my signal when I go to the subway, but I don't want to all my apps consume all my monthly bandwidth.

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No. This completely disables all data access. Only calls/messages can be used.

EDIT: You might try looking into something called JuiceDefender. The free version will disable your data access when your screen turns off. Good for both battery saving and data-usage saving!

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