I had a 'smartphone' a while ago, I bought it second hand because I thought I needed it to incorporate a phone and a pocket pc. (It was an ETEN GLOFIISH something or other) I kept it for 1 day before putting my sim card back in my old mobile. The smartphone is still in my cupboard. Why? Well because the first time I tried to access the internet on it, it insisted on using GPRS instead of the active wireless network connection I had setup and was running.(thus costing me money). I could have disabled the phone for the duration of the wi-fi session...but it was all too long-winded for me, and there was always the problem of forgetting to re-enabling the phone afterwards.
.....So my question is..... Is this normal behavior for modern smartphones today? Do the modern smartphones allow you to stipulate how they access the internet? I imagine they do, but perhaps someone could confirm that for me and advise me on which make/models do what.