View Poll Results: Do you keep wifi on all the time, or not?

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  • Always on...

    10 21.28%
  • Only when I need it...

    17 36.17%
  • I never turn it on...

    4 8.51%
  • I don't have a BlackBerry with wifi...

    16 34.04%
  1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Morning all. I wanted to ask, if you have a device that supports Wifi, do you have wifi on all the time, or only when you need it?
    06-22-09 10:38 AM
  2. skyrider007's Avatar
    I only turns mine on whenever I need it and turn it off when I'm not using it.

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    06-22-09 10:41 AM
  3. bumblesbounce's Avatar
    Most places I use my Berry have wi-fi so I'll set it to "automatic" and let it switch between the various networks. When I'm nowhere near my wi-fi areas I'll shut it, yes and no.
    06-22-09 10:45 AM
  4. Username00089's Avatar
    ALWAYS. Battery life while I'm working is strong as compared to when I
    would only be connected to a 3G signal, which is a full 5 bars by the way.
    06-22-09 12:09 PM
  5. Heresy's Avatar
    Always on. I only have wifi at home but I dont have 3g nor edge so it doesnt drain me to bad.
    06-22-09 12:21 PM
  6. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Never turn it on. I have excellent 3G signal wherever I am.
    06-22-09 12:31 PM
  7. BigRick10#WN's Avatar
    only when i need it
    06-22-09 12:41 PM
  8. dragonsamus's Avatar
    I only turn it on when I use it.

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    06-22-09 01:23 PM
  9. SDSUjong53's Avatar
    I just leave mine on, but I usually charge my berry every other night.

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    06-22-09 02:33 PM
  10. FobBerry's Avatar
    I never use the Wi-Fi I always use my data plan.
    06-22-09 02:53 PM
  11. Xpimp's Avatar
    Only when I need it
    06-22-09 03:00 PM
  12. zorak's Avatar
    Usually when I need it. Sometimes its the only way to get a signal out...
    06-22-09 03:12 PM
  13. Hankster's Avatar
    I never have mine on. If I'm in an area with Wi-Fi I'm on a computer or laptop. There are no sites out there I visit with my BB that requires massive download speed. Heck, Slacker Radio works fine by EDGE!
    06-22-09 03:43 PM
  14. pkcable's Avatar
    I had to answer, I have a BB without, BUT if I had it I would only turn it on as needed as it's a battery drainer.
    06-28-09 10:12 PM
  15. Warlord Malice's Avatar
    I haven't messed with wifi much yet. The only time I tried to turn it on was at home using my own wireless router and it said I would have to enter some strange password every time I wanted to use wifi and I haven't messed with it since. I'll get around to learning how it works one of these days, it just seems like a PIA to have to mess with passwords whenever I want to use it.
    06-28-09 10:42 PM
  16. Warlord Malice's Avatar
    Ok so an update to myh post of a few minutes ago. This thread prompted me to look at the wifi setup again and instead of searching for signals I tried push button setup and it was quick and easy with no passwords needed. While I was sitting in the restroom I tried the browser searching for images both using wifi and edge and wifi was a lot faster so I will be turning wifi on when I plan to use the browser but turning it off otherwise. Thanks for this thread as it has made me get off my **** and learn something else about my phone
    06-28-09 10:57 PM
  17. raji.t's Avatar
    rarely use it, only use it when i'm somewhere and i need to access songs from iTunes, since i only get 500mb of data.
    06-28-09 11:08 PM
  18. Maliberti's Avatar
    I had to answer, I have a BB without, BUT if I had it I would only turn it on as needed as it's a battery drainer.
    I have tested it plenty of times on my Bold and Curve and it does not drain the battery that much by leaving it on. It's like going from 70% at the end of the day w/out wifi on to 60-65% with wifi enabled all the time.
    06-28-09 11:20 PM
  19. i-am-d's Avatar
    I have limited everything plan. Wifi on at home.
    06-28-09 11:49 PM
  20. exelant's Avatar
    My device is set to wifi preferred and I have all the wireless network I am around during the day is set up on my device.

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    06-29-09 12:37 AM
  21. Username00089's Avatar
    I had to answer, I have a BB without, BUT if I had it I would only turn it on as needed as it's a battery drainer.
    Pck, believe me when I tell you that Wi-Fi actually saves battery life. Doesn't drain it at all.

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    06-29-09 05:17 AM
  22. Lady C21's Avatar
    i always have my wi-fi on. I also have a t-mobile hotspot modem @ my hosue. So i have great speed.
    06-29-09 08:36 AM
  23. izack's Avatar
    on at home (Tmobile HotSpot)
    and on when in wi-fi zones....
    otherwise off.
    06-29-09 09:21 AM
  24. cdf3's Avatar
    I'm jealous. I'm with Verizon. No wifi what so ever.

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    06-29-09 09:32 AM