Do I need WiFi for iPhone 4S?
I currently have a 2gb data plan and use about 50% of it each month. With all the "cloud" activity and updates, plus Siri (which I intend to use a lot), do you guys think it's worth it to invest in WiFi?
Also, what is the best brand of device for wifi?
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- 10-12-2011, 07:29 PM #2
- 10-12-2011, 07:33 PM #4
I would say using wifi when possible since you are on a 2gb plan would be smart. I mean if worse comes to worse you can or atleast should be able to track your data usage online and then if you are getting close by the end of the month you could always go to wifi. If you are only using half of that now I would say you will be fine.
- 10-12-2011, 07:34 PM #5
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- 10-12-2011, 07:39 PM #9
Monoprice.com has some pretty good wifi routers for cheap.
Here's the one that I use in my apartment: For only $22.12 each when QTY 50+ purchased - Wireless 802.11N Router w/ WPS & WISP Function (300Mbps) | Wireless Routers / Wireless Acess Points
- 10-12-2011, 08:06 PM #11
Yeah I would agree with everyone, WiFi is a must with anything that is wireless. Using face-time, web browsing, and etc is much smoother and faster. Be sure to get a N router (i.e. Medialink - Wireless N Router - 802.11n) which is a the fastest any wireless router can be (for now) and the iPhone 4 and 4s support it. If you want to see many wireless routers just go on amazon.com and look look up some cheap ones and see the reviews. I personally have a dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz gaming router which handles everything I can throw at it (3 laptops, 1 desktop, 2 iPhones, 3 iPod Touches and my lovely PS3). Again that probably isn't for you since you just want it for your iPhone and /if laptop/desktop?. Hope I helped xD
- 10-12-2011, 08:31 PM #14
I don't know how you're living without wifi lol. All kidding aside it is very worth while, if you have a blu-ray/ps3/wii or anything else that can connect to the internet it is worth it to be able to stream netflix and whatnot. If you have a laptop it is worth it to not be tied down to a cord and even with a desktop it's nice to not have to put your computer by the modem or run cords all over the place. Wifi will also most of the time give you faster speed when using the internet on your phone. Like others said as well you need it for facetime. I live in a 2 bedroom condo that is not huge but it's sizeable and I use a base model router that I picked up for 20 bucks on black friday last year and it works great. You will be fine with a base model also and normally they run around $30. I use it for my laptop, 2 wii's, phone and tablet with no issues
- 10-12-2011, 08:37 PM #15
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- 10-12-2011, 08:48 PM #17iPhone Newbie
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I have used Linksys routers and I was not a big fan of them. (Mainly because I am not good with setting up internet so whenever I reset the router, I can't get my internet back on)
The Verizon Router you linked is the best router I ever had. I have FIOS right now and my speed whether it is Wi-Fi or connected through a cable is awesome.
I can finish downloading my apps within seconds even if its a huge app like those games.
If I have to reset the router, the internet always comes back on immediately after reset and I have rarely been disconnected.
Also, don't forget to set up a WEP key protection for your wireless setting once you get a router!