1. petahsumething's Avatar
    If we are on a 3G network and BB bold has Wifi built it, what is Wifi used for? why is it important to have Wifi enabled? How does it benefit us BB bold users? I am with Rogers Wireless. I am on a data plan for like 500mega bytes a month. If i switch off Wifi will it matter or not because i am on 3G network already? Can someone explain to me please and thank you! i am a noob!!!

    thanks!
    Last edited by petahsumething; 11-12-09 at 09:03 AM.
    11-12-09 08:58 AM
  2. gritmaster's Avatar
    I find that I get much better speeds loading web pages etc using wifi rather than 3G. I guess it would also be useful if say you normally had poor 3G reception at home .

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    11-12-09 09:10 AM
  3. petahsumething's Avatar
    So reguardless what you use 3G or Wifi, you are still using up your data plan right?
    11-12-09 09:15 AM
  4. mbs's Avatar
    So reguardless what you use 3G or Wifi, you are still using up your data plan right?
    No. WiFi data does not count against your monthly data plan. Only cellular data counts.
    11-12-09 09:20 AM
  5. Roscopcoletrain's Avatar
    as far as I know wifi doesnt use your data
    11-12-09 09:22 AM
  6. gritmaster's Avatar
    Mbs is correct. Wifi will not count towards your data usage.

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    11-12-09 09:25 AM
  7. petahsumething's Avatar
    Mbs is correct. Wifi will not count towards your data usage.

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    so say you disabled 3G network and leave Wifi enabled, this will not count towards your data plan and still have access to browsing on the internet, and uploading pictures, downloading videos, using youtube send/recieving emails, blackberry mesenger?

    and the only thing you will not get by disabling 3G network is incoming and outgoing calls right?

    Is this all right?
    11-12-09 10:56 AM
  8. ZeefBerry's Avatar
    Yes, completely right, but calls, SMS and MMS are disabled.

    Besides blackberry messenger and push email, you can do all of those things even without a data plan...
    11-12-09 11:00 AM
  9. pinto-siftbean's Avatar
    Wifi is data only unless you have one of those Rogers Home Routers..
    you shouldn't have to turn off 3G, at least that was the way my now gone iPhone worked.. if you connect to the wireless signal in the house, coffee shop etc, you can surf without data charges.

    Turning off 3G may just default you to the Edge network.. not 100% sure. Still waiting on my Bold to show up!!
    11-12-09 11:02 AM
  10. derande's Avatar
    if you're not using wifi and relying on 3g, turn wifi OFF to conserve battery power. i rarely use wifi and only turn it on before i use it.
    actually now i even run my BOLD on 2g only and only flip it to 2g/3g when i'm downloading or running pandora.

    yes, turning off 3g brings you down to EDGE which greatly conserves battery power.
    Last edited by derande; 11-12-09 at 11:10 AM.
    11-12-09 11:07 AM
  11. ZeefBerry's Avatar
    I don't think petahsumething meant turning 3G off in "mobile network", that'll indeed make the phone use EDGE.
    I think he meant turning off the mobile network signal in "Manage Connections", which would make all data traffic go over WiFi...
    11-12-09 11:18 AM
  12. petahsumething's Avatar
    I don't think petahsumething meant turning 3G off in "mobile network", that'll indeed make the phone use EDGE.
    I think he meant turning off the mobile network signal in "Manage Connections", which would make all data traffic go over WiFi...
    you right... options>manage connections>network

    so your saying Wifi drains your battery? turn on wifi if your going to surf the web or email?
    11-12-09 01:15 PM
  13. bigorosco's Avatar
    And yes having WiFi turned on all the time will increase battery usage. And WiFi will be faster than 3G (most of the time, depending on your network speed).
    11-12-09 01:23 PM
  14. petahsumething's Avatar
    so i guess i will be disabling Wifi unless i am browsing the internet right?
    11-12-09 01:26 PM
  15. ColourBerry's Avatar
    set it up so is wifi prefered that way if wifi is available it will connect through wifi before it uses your data plan.
    11-12-09 01:30 PM
  16. petahsumething's Avatar
    set it up so is wifi prefered that way if wifi is available it will connect through wifi before it uses your data plan.
    how do you go about doing that? sounds like a great option...
    11-12-09 01:42 PM
  17. fabuloso's Avatar
    So, about, how many times do threads like this have to keep popping up after its been discussed to death?

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=344866
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f65/hel...g-wifi-351807/
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f65/wha...l-wifi-345638/
    11-12-09 01:57 PM
  18. fifthand's Avatar
    So, about, how many times do threads like this have to keep popping up after its been discussed to death?

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=344866
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f65/hel...g-wifi-351807/
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f65/wha...l-wifi-345638/
    I guess until the people that don't have WiFi talk themselves into not feeling jealous. I just got back from traveling Asia and having an unlocked, WiFi enabled device was supreme.
    11-12-09 02:45 PM
  19. Finch250's Avatar
    wifi is better u can download faster if ur at home or at friends house jus make sure u have the charger handy becuz it will kill ur batt 3G is fast and its a mobile approach for when ur in the outsude world and ur moving around and dunt have a steady wifi signal to stick to
    11-12-09 03:22 PM
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