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  1. Uker

    Uker Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am a newbie to smartphones so please bear with me.

    Why would I want to use WIFI on my phone? When do I want to use it?

    Is there an easy to click app to turn WIFI and GPS on and off?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. 2009m6

    2009m6 Well-Known Member

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    the wifi uses less battery than the 3g radio and depending on isp, it should provide you higher bandwidth than vzw.

    you would want to use it whenever you are in range of a wireless router.

    yes there is a wifi widget you can place on your homescreen(press and hold any part of a empty home screen, choose widgets, choose wifi. whenever you use a wireless router for the first time, you will have to go into settings>wireless networks>wifi settings to connect your phone to the wifi router.

    after the initial setup, it should connect automatically from your home screen widget. hope that helps. any questions, just ask

    for future reference, there is a app called switchpro widget (by alei) than combines alot of switches into 1 widget. try it, im pretty sure you will like it
     
  3. maverick96

    maverick96 Well-Known Member

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    It seems as though certain things like MMS will only work through the network though and not WIFI????
     
  4. 2009m6

    2009m6 Well-Known Member

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    yes pic and videos cannot be sent through mms on wifi. the phone will wait til youre back on the vzw network
     
  5. bc6droid

    bc6droid Active Member

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    One reason for wifi is sharing of file between other devices like your PC, Smartphones etc. Also tethering uses wifi, say your internet is down you can use tethering to connect 5 other computers to the internet. Go to settings>wireless & networks you can turn wifi off from there.
     
  6. syntrix

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    It's still on network for messages when using wifi.

    I'm on wifi at home, benchmark at 11Mb down on the X, and I get txt messages all the time.
     
  7. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member

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    Right. Text yes, MMS (pic and video messaging) no ..
     
  8. 2009m6

    2009m6 Well-Known Member

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    yes, sms text is fine. Multimedia messaging is not possible on wifi.

    Edit: i actually just tried this and it in fact does send it.... by using the 3g service temporarily. once done, 3g turns off.
     
  9. Rmplstlskn

    Rmplstlskn New Member

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    I use WiFi mainly at home because I live rural and I am in a signal dead zone... WiFi allows me to use "SOME" of my phones functions... Otherwise I would have to wait until I head into town or travel...

    Rmpl
     
  10. syntrix

    syntrix Well-Known Member

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    yes, both will work.
     
  11. tcallahan

    tcallahan Well-Known Member

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    Sorta off topic but not really.... is there an app that when you turn on wifi it will toggle 3g off??

    Thanks guys!
     
  12. dookie1

    dookie1 Well-Known Member

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    8.5mbit down and 0.7mbit up (on my TWC connection)...that's why!
     
  13. Piiman

    Piiman Well-Known Member

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    I thought it did toggle it off. i have noticed that it takes longer on the X for some reason to go off though.
     
  14. Lars

    Lars Well-Known Member

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    That's actually because you are using a widget to turn wifi on. Turn wifi on in the settings and go to config and it will immediately grab wifi.

    Wifi is also good if you are out of the country since this isn't a world phone. Can you say SIPdroid?

    As stated wifi is important to share files on a LAN. It can also speed up gps positioning however the Moto chip is super fast.
     

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