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Old January 17th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. So I use wifi a my main internet source of connection since I am home most of the time. Is metro easy wifi the app that allows me to use wifi? I went to about phone in settings and under usage there was metro wifi at the top and at the bottom there is wifi at about 3%. Which leads me to believe that the two are seperate. I'm trying to manage and keep unnecessary things running. Thanks.

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I believe that is because you have left the gps on and metropcs easy wifi uses GPS constantly to find the nearest hotspots. I turned off the GPS and found my battery to last much longer. Try it and see what happens.
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You think it is what? I turned off my gps and the metro icon still shows in the notification panel with my networks name under it. So that would lead me to believe that when using wifi that automatically starts up.
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Oh sorry i thought you were concerned with battery life. Yes as long as wifi is on the program will run unless you root your phone and delete it.
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Oh sorry i thought you were concerned with battery life. Yes as long as wifi is on the program will run unless you root your phone and delete it.
Deleting that app then bars you from automatic access to over 500,000 free hotspots nationwide. it's a useful app. Boingo, yes delete. Easy wi-fi, I kept. Might need it sometime.
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Deleting that app then bars you from automatic access to over 500,000 free hotspots nationwide. it's a useful app. Boingo, yes delete. Easy wi-fi, I kept. Might need it sometime.
Okay so from what you're saying is that easy wifi is the app that allows you to use wifi? (that's the main question I'm trying to ask.) I thought using wifi would be something integrated in the phone. For example, I would not consider "contacts" or "phone" as a seperately running app that would show up as something that uses battery. I hope you get what im trying to say.
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Okay so from what you're saying is that easy wifi is the app that allows you to use wifi? (that's the main question I'm trying to ask.) I thought using wifi would be something integrated in the phone. For example, I would not consider "contacts" or "phone" as a seperately running app that would show up as something that uses battery. I hope you get what im trying to say.
No it's not the app that allows you to use wi-fi at the house. Wireless networking is built into the Android phone OS.

Easy Wi-Fi is just the app that helps you find and gives you free access to half a million hotspots, in case you need it outside the house. I was only mentioning that aspect because someone else said you needed to root the phone to delete it. It's not "bloatware". You don't necessarily want to delete it -- in my opinion.

You can "kill" Easy Wi-Fi when not needed -- like in your house. Advanced Task Killer app is good for that sort of thing.
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Ok.thanks. So the next question is how do I use regular wifi instead of the metro easy wifi? It seems to be my default. When I got the phone it pops up. I went to settings about two minutes ago under wifi connections and when I turn wifi off and then on that app automatically comes on.
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You can kill the app but it will eventually restart when you find a new signal or when you turn it off and on. I wouldn't worry too much about it as chazz said it is a useful app.
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long as you have the metropcs app stores you can redownload easy wifi for free also boingo,loopte,mail@metro,metro411,metrobackup,metr onavigator,mocospace,myextras,and vcpay,so there all safe to remove cause u can redownload them.
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Ok.thanks. So the next question is how do I use regular wifi instead of the metro easy wifi? It seems to be my default. When I got the phone it pops up. I went to settings about two minutes ago under wifi connections and when I turn wifi off and then on that app automatically comes on.
you can always just freeze the metro wifi with titanium backup so it doesn't start itself up every couple minutes and unfreeze it if you ever need it again.
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you can always just freeze the metro wifi with titanium backup so it doesn't start itself up every couple minutes and unfreeze it if you ever need it again.
This is exactly what I did to it. that way it is there if I want it. One big thing that bothered me is that it typically keeps about 8MB of memory consumed with its saved data. Even if you delete that data, it downloads it again in the background and will be back to the huge size within about an hour or so.
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I personally got rid of it all together. Anything that runs all the time or I have to freeze is garbage in my book. The app itself I found to be pretty useless really imo as I just connect myself it's not a big deal to find the free wifi offered.

This is my personal opinion and I know it conflicts with many on here, but it all comes down to user preference which is why it's up to the individual to choose.

That's the great thing about rooting and Android itself is the ability to pick and choose your own personal preferences.
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I personally got rid of it all together. Anything that runs all the time or I have to freeze is garbage in my book. The app itself I found to be pretty useless really imo as I just connect myself it's not a big deal to find the free wifi offered.

This is my personal opinion and I know it conflicts with many on here, but it all comes down to user preference which is why it's up to the individual to choose.

That's the great thing about rooting and Android itself is the ability to pick and choose your own personal preferences.
This app is one of my favorite so I would never freeze it under any circumstances. Metro's internet speed is 170k or less. This gives me "4G"-type data speeds when logged into wi-fi hotspots. I have my mail set to be checked every 5 minutes. When logged into wi-fi my emails zips to my phone. I see it working even when I'm stopped at stop lights. During that time, I see it logging into the nearest free hot spot automatically. I don't have to do a thing!

Until I get an LTE Android, this app helps me approximate that kind of network speed by connecting to a network of over 500,000 hotspots nationwide. When I got to the gym, it automatically logs into the service station wi-fi next door. Cool.

People who say they can just connect themselves really are not informed about how this app works. This gives you automatic log in rights you may not have yourself, through agreements made by the developing company.

If you only plan to use your phone at home with your own wi-fi network, yeah you might not need this app. Otherwise if you are using your Android out in the real world it's very useful.
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Chazz, I'm fully aware of how the app functions. As I clearly stated it's my personal opinion and preference.

I've found that without it I have longer battery life and it's not as inconvenient as people would lead you to believe. I've had no issues connecting to any network I choose when I'm out and about.

Again, my preference and opinion. We just happen to be opposite on this issue.
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Chazz, I'm fully aware of how the app functions. As I clearly stated it's my personal opinion and preference.

I've found that without it I have longer battery life and it's not as inconvenient as people would lead you to believe. I've had no issues connecting to any network I choose when I'm out and about.

Again, my preference and opinion. We just happen to be opposite on this issue.

i agree and have had the same results
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you can delete it as long as you keep the metro apps store you can reinstall it for free.
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I personally got rid of it all together. Anything that runs all the time or I have to freeze is garbage in my book. The app itself I found to be pretty useless really imo as I just connect myself it's not a big deal to find the free wifi offered.

This is my personal opinion and I know it conflicts with many on here, but it all comes down to user preference which is why it's up to the individual to choose.

That's the great thing about rooting and Android itself is the ability to pick and choose your own personal preferences.

Same here I deleted it, Its useless. I use "wifi widget" and just use the built in. It doesn't do anything but show you networks you can connect to, You can do the same thing with a widget that uses half the resources and shows you the same info.
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Same here I deleted it, Its useless. I use "wifi widget" and just use the built in. It doesn't do anything but show you networks you can connect to, You can do the same thing with a widget that uses half the resources and shows you the same info.
You can have your opinion but do not LIE.
I bolded the blatant misinformation in your post.

The Easy Wi-Fi app does more than that, and if you do not know better then go back up and educate yourself before spewing totally incorrect information. OK?


I hate having to repeat myself but the children apparently can't read. This is not a "Metro" app, even though Metro slapped their name on it. It's done by a company that has a database of over 500,000 free wi-fi spots and more growing all the time. It can auto log you in or give you PASSWORDS you do not have. Easy Wi-Fi has agreement with some companies that are NOT free for other people. See, you cannot do this on your own.

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Automated login when you're at a hotspot - no complex steps or clumsy browsers
Free access to the huge, global Easy WiFi Network
Ability to extend your coverage by adding your own hotspot accounts!
A map to find hotspot locations you can really use, classified by capability


Easy WiFi is a Service

First of all, Easy WiFi uses both a client app and a web service. You place the app on your device and then it uses our web service to get most of the work done. The web service knows about all the networks: how to log into them, where they are located, how popular they are, and how well they work (or if they work at all). The web service also knows about how to help devices work with each of the network locations, and which users are allowed to use each network. Everything is stored on the web - not on the device. This allows for the app on the device to be very small and simple. More importantly it allows for new networks to be added quickly, or for changes to be made to networks, and for these changes to be made available instantly to all the devices out there.
It's a very useful app for people on the go.

If you do not want to use it you do not have to. But do not LIE about it.
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LMFAO, if you really think that its some magical services that gives you all this special access to "OPEN PUBLIC NETWORKS" that you couldnt get with out it, I think your the one that needs to be educated.

Ive been able to connect to everyone of there so called "HOT SPOTS" in my area without that piece of sh*t so I think your the one thats a LIER you F-ing child.
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I'm no Mod here but let me interject if I may. I've stated my opinion on the app and I am aware that it is by Devicescape. Chazz and I just happen to disagree on the subject, which is fine.

What I take objection to is the direction this thread is headed. Since joining this forum, I've come to expect a high level of respect and decorum here. It's one of the best at doing so and it's why I continue to post here.

Let's keep it that way so that we can all have a positive experience. We may all not have the same opinion on everything(which wouldn't be any good anyway) but there isn't a need to speak down to nor have name calling.

I apologize for the rant, but this forum and the majority of the people here deserve better.
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I'm no Mod here but let me interject if I may. I've stated my opinion on the app and I am aware that it is by Devicescape. Chazz and I just happen to disagree on the subject, which is fine.

What I take objection to is the direction this thread is headed. Since joining this forum, I've come to expect a high level of respect and decorum here. It's one of the best at doing so and it's why I continue to post here.

Let's keep it that way so that we can all have a positive experience. We may all not have the same opinion on everything(which wouldn't be any good anyway) but there isn't a need to speak down to nor have name calling.

I apologize for the rant, but this forum and the majority of the people here deserve better.
And I appreciate your maturity. If someone does not like the app, for factual reasons or just because they don't need it as they don't want the ability to connect to all available wi-fi networks, that's fine.

What I was objecting to was the childish LYING the other poster made, saying this app could not do anything he couldn't do himself. I posted evidence otherwise and he still won't accept the truth.

I have little respect for people who have low IQs or who cannot tell the truth.

We can disagree on informed opinions. You and I came to an understanding in the previous back and forth on this. But people who make up trash have to be pushed back.
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And I appreciate your maturity. If someone does not like the app, for factual reasons or just because they don't need it as they don't want the ability to connect to all available wi-fi networks, that's fine.

What I was objecting to was the childish LYING the other poster made, saying this app could not do anything he couldn't do himself. I posted evidence otherwise and he still won't accept the truth.

I have little respect for people who have low IQs or who cannot tell the truth.

We can disagree on informed opinions. You and I came to an understanding in the previous back and forth on this. But people who make up trash have to be pushed back.
EVIDENCE, Where is this evidence, All you have done is copy and past information from there web site, You have gave no proof what so ever that this service offers EXCLUSIVE access to anything. Just because they say things like "Easy WiFi Network has over 500,000" does not make it true.

They don't "have" anything, They show you over 500,000 wifi networks, and automatically log you in when you get close to one of them but that's about it.

And I would love to see some "ACTUAL PROOF" that this service does anything special, Like granting you exclusive access to networks you couldn't get on to without the service.
{not just some info from there site}

Do you really think that these businesses are denying there costumers wi-fi access because they dont use "easy wifi" ?

Can you really tell the difference between these WIFI maps.



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I uninstalled that crap. it slows down your phone like all hell.
You know what I do? every time I stop at a red light on my way somewhere down my typical routes, I connect to every open wifi network in my Wifi settings.
That way, no matter where I go i connect. Particularily since most unsecured networks are called "linksys" or "netgear" lol...
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I am confused. I had an older phone real old and I was able to get online without a problem, Now I have a Samsung Admire. Are u telling me that I cant browse online unless I have the easy wifi access?
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I am confused. I had an older phone real old and I was able to get online without a problem, Now I have a Samsung Admire. Are u telling me that I cant browse online unless I have the easy wifi access?
Using MetroWeb browser (which is the stock Android web browser, but just re-named) you can get online anywhere you get a MetroPCS signal.

If you are connected via wi-fi -- instead of Metro's 1x or EVDO signal (for this CDMA-only phone), you will get online at a much higher data rate. Plus, some buildings block mobile signals. So, you would have to use wi-fi network or not have any data access.

All Androids have wi-fi functionality built in.

Some wi-fi networks are encrypted, password protected. Others, like at McDonalds are open. Some are open, but require you to use a web browser to first agree to their terms before you can use their network.

Easy wi-fi makes that process easy, but already having agreements in place with over 500,000 open networks. That way, your EMAIL, WEATHER, and other data apps like FACEBOOK app, will work automatically over the much faster wi-fi networks without you having to open a web browser and "agree" before you can use the network.

So, Easy wi-fi is a very useful app that saves you time and effort.
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any other programs out there life easy wifi?

It has its flaws, like I only want it to log onto my hotspots that I pay money for, for example my cablevision hotspots.

It logs me in automatically, but it only has the option to join hot pots automatically, instead of having join only known networks
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The following information is best to my knowledge, but I've tried it out and it seems to work this way:


If you turn off your wifi, you will shut down the app from trying to connect you.

If you turn off your GPS, you shut it down from being able to show you where the free spots are.
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Okay, here's my question. I only use wifi when at Starbucks. When I used the Metro easy wifi app, I could just connect automatically (in the app settings you can set it to automatically accept terms and conditions) by toggling the wifi.

When I deleted the app, I found that I have to a) toggle wifi, b) go into my browser, and c) accept terms and conditions.

Is there any way I can avoid this, and just be able to connect automatically by toggline wifi like I did when I had the app?
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Metro Easy WiFi is not a feature, it's a bug. I was able to disable it on my LG Motion, but not on my LG Spirit and it is finicky as heck and constantly drops my WiFi signal at home and at work.

I even entered my MAC address into my Router but still having the same issues.

I took my phone to a Metro Dealer and they said many LG Spirit owners are having similar issues with this app and until a fix comes out, nothing they can do.

"Easy" WiFi is ruining my new LG Spirit.

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On my phone it just sat there with an exclamation mark.......said it couldn't connect to my home router......... that I was sat right next to! Just froze it with Link2Sd.No stupid notification,wifi works great.Cheers
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