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  1. dasudevil

    dasudevil Android Enthusiast
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    Im having issues with the battery and talked to support from tmobile. I am able to go almost 24hrs on a full charge (not using the phone), still on auto sync with gmail and text messages while on wifi and when i flip it to their 4g i get three hours max.

    Support told me the wifi uses more battery well i think they are complete BULLSHITTERS.

    So to the other family I know and love.

    What do you think uses more power? Wifi or 4G. Is tmobile a bunch of ***** and making stuff up to shut me up? Starting to get pissed off at the fact i need to carry a car battery to keep my phone charged while out and about


    BTW we have a good 4G coverage in the state of AZ.
     

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  2. tukatz

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    I normally don't have Wi-Fi on. I have my phone running BlueTooth and connected to a Phone Labs Dock n Talk and use it as my home phone. We also have our cordless phone system connected to the Dock n Talk so we can take and make calls with the cordless hand sets around the house. So my phone shows my cell signal strength, my 4G signal, and my BlueTooth up and running. I don't bother to shut down BlueTooth when I leave the house. I normally get over 24 hours from a full charge, unless we have a lot of talk time. I also use my phone to pay for purchases at Starbucks and as an e-book reader at times, and once a week I build a grocery shopping list on it and use it while doing the shopping.
    Based on all of that, I suspect the idea of Wi-Fi being a heavy user may not be the BS you thought it was.
     
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    The only thing about wi-fi that uses more battery is if it's searching for a signal, meaning if it's set to on but there is no wi-fi available or if your not connected to it. If it's locked on, it uses less...ESPECIALLY if you're using it for calls. I used to have mine on wi-fi when at home for that very reason.
     
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    How was the call quality on Wi-Fi compared to on regular cell service?
     
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    I honestly can't tell the difference
     

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