iPhone 4 EDGE Question
I just bought an iPhone 4 coming from a bb torch
I turned off 3G data to save some battery but on EDGE i keep on missing calls this is a major downside because i have been testing other phones and whenever youre browsing the web on EDGE the phone call always gets through it stops the data connection and then it rings but with the iphone i keep on getting missed calls is there a setting wether on the iphone settings or more advanced ones in plis editing or an application in cydia that sets incoming phone calls with the highest priority, or im stuck with having to turn 3G back on if i want to use the iPhone as a phone also
I did search in the forums but couldn't find anything related to my question
- 03-28-2011, 03:57 PM #2
- 03-28-2011, 04:20 PM #3
- 03-28-2011, 04:48 PM #4
1) your battery's life in the long run
2) running down your battery's charge faster for the current charge.
Not to mention just to MAINTAIN a 3G connection, it uses more energy, then again to transmit uses even more, and if its constant transmitting then you're going to die! lol. I get about 6 hours of use out of my iphone 4 on 3g and about 9-10 on EDGE. That's a huge difference. I've had an iphone for many months, too, so i've done this test multiple times.
To answer your question, if your in the middle of a data transmission, it probably won't cut it off. That's why your phone calls aren't coming through. I had this happen all the time on my BB. As packets were more tightly compressed over the BB, phone calls came in a lot more frequently, where as if you're chatting or browsing on the iphone off 3g and wifi, and the packets aren't compressed very well, data transmission lasts longer and cutting you off your carriers voice network. Lame, right? Oh well. Viva the iPhone!
- 03-28-2011, 05:11 PM #5
- 03-28-2011, 05:15 PM #6
- 03-28-2011, 05:34 PM #7
- 03-28-2011, 05:42 PM #8
From a engineering standpoint, EDGE uses LESS power to keep active and in standby than 3G by about a third. Just by checking an engineering menu (now idea how on an iphone) you can change it instead of bars to the numbers, and you'd see.
Regardless, if it works for you great. It doesn't for me, and every other person I know. Everyone I know takes of 3G because of the constant IM and emails, it eats up a lot more battery power to keep an active 3g signal + receiving and sending small tiny bits, eats up the battery like crazy.
- 03-28-2011, 05:59 PM #9
My 3G speeds are 5+ Mbps so everything loads right up. On EDGE, I get less than 1 Mbps. Thus, things take much longer to load and why I believe it effects my battery. The only part I know for sure is the wifi part because I have seen the difference. Everything else I say may be all wrong but I just my thinking of why.
- 03-28-2011, 06:13 PM #10
- 03-28-2011, 07:33 PM #11
- 03-28-2011, 07:41 PM #12
- 03-29-2011, 08:01 AM #13
- 03-29-2011, 08:04 AM #14
I wake up with a ton of emails ims messages and push notifications. That's why I go down and not to mention activesync keeps an active connection that also takes up data when the phone is off. I don't mind. I'm never more than 8 hours without a charger. plus when I get to about 50% I charge. I hate the idea of actually needing my phone for something important and it being dead. Lol.
That's also another valid point. The more data on slower speeds while it might be more battery efficient it takes longer and longer bursts mean more transmitting time. 3G or wifi means better speeds and less time transmitting
-Sent from my iPhone 4
- 03-29-2011, 09:47 AM #15iMore Intermediate
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- 03-31-2011, 02:48 AM #16