1. Jiggavel's Avatar
    Is it better for your bold 9700 wifi to be on or off? And does it drain ur battery?

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    04-10-10 11:52 AM
  2. Reed McLay's Avatar
    I leave mine on all the time, the battery drain is trivial.

    When you have a weak carrier signal, your connection has to run at high power, that will drain a battery quickly. Wifi with UMA support eliminates that power consumption, as long as you are in a Wifi Hotspot.

    If you have a strong carrier signal, you won't notice much difference.
    04-10-10 11:57 AM
  3. fatih.kurnaz's Avatar
    wifi always drains your battery..
    but there's a 3th party app that make wifi automatically on or off at hotspot areas...
    04-10-10 12:03 PM
  4. shansmi's Avatar
    I agree with the above about it being on vs off causing a minimal drain difference BUT you certainly will notice a data speed difference when using WiFi vs a 3g network. I never used it much myself until a few months back when I hopped on a hotspot for grins. Now if I am stationary I always do a scan to see if I can use a WiFi connection.

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    04-10-10 12:08 PM
  5. Jiggavel's Avatar
    How do I set my wifi up?

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    04-10-10 12:54 PM
  6. shansmi's Avatar
    That depends. Most places like hospitals, restaurants and car dealerships have an open system where it is as simple as enabling WiFi, doing a manual network scan and following the prompts to connect. Others have an open system but the first time you connect you will be directed to a website to accept a usage agreement upon connection. Lastly is security. Most use WEP so you enter a passcode when connecting. The passcode is maintained by the router/hotspot/access point administrator.

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    04-10-10 01:51 PM
  7. hitman52's Avatar
    Wifi helps my battery. 3G is worse in my opinion.

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    04-10-10 01:52 PM
  8. canadian student's Avatar
    3G is more of a battery hog, especially if you have a weak 3G signal. A weak wifi signal can also drain your battery fast to, this has been the case with all of my phones.
    04-10-10 02:00 PM
  9. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    It will If its active. If its not connected to a signal I don't see much of a difference.
    04-10-10 02:03 PM
  10. GG1's Avatar
    Some days i leave wifi on and use it all day and some days it's off and i honestly cannot tell any difference in battery life. If there is a difference it is very minimal, in my case anyways.
    04-10-10 02:04 PM
  11. lush242000's Avatar
    I keep it on all the time. You never know when you will be somewhere and find free wifi to use.
    04-10-10 05:37 PM
  12. Jiggavel's Avatar
    Ok ima try to set this up now....and is it possible to just auto come on?

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    04-10-10 07:18 PM
  13. Jiggavel's Avatar
    It tellin me I need a wep code I knw what the wep code means but does thus mean everytime I wanna use wifi I have to connect to the network with the passcode not automatically

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    04-10-10 07:21 PM
  14. pilsbury's Avatar
    when Im at home I connect to my DSL router with wifi, and yes, if its on and connected it is most def a battery drain
    04-10-10 08:26 PM
  15. stranger99's Avatar
    Mine's never been turned off...don't worry about it and leave it on 365/24/7.
    04-10-10 08:37 PM
  16. SLVR6's Avatar
    When I am at home and have a great edge signal I leave my wifi on all day, battery drain is minimal. Same as running with a good 3G signal. A weak 2G or 3G signal will drain my battery much faster.

    If you save a network and its WEP code, the the next time you want to connect to it just turn on wIfi and wait a minute. Enjoy!

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    04-10-10 08:44 PM
  17. Jiggavel's Avatar
    What bout when ur out? Can u see the speed differnce?

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    04-10-10 09:37 PM
  18. CMSevilla's Avatar
    The reality behind the battery drain always falls down on usage. If you use it a lot, your battery will drain fast, with or without wi-fi. If you know you're going to be away from a familiar wifi connection for a long time, then turn it off. Same with GPS. Unless you use it frequently, just turn it off.

    With average use of my blackberry, I pull up to 2 days with wifi on.

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    04-11-10 08:05 AM
  19. Jiggavel's Avatar
    I'm thinkn bout setting my wifi up from home might as well give it a shot! Lol wish me luck!

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    04-11-10 08:41 AM
  20. BoldtotheMax's Avatar
    I have mine on all the time and I am a pretty heavy data guy and still get 2-3 days before a charge.

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    04-11-10 09:39 AM
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