View Poll Results: Are you running your iPhone 3G on EDGE and why?

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  • Yes, on EDGE to save battery life

    12 16.67%
  • Yes, on EDGE because no 3G in my area

    21 29.17%
  • Yes, on EDGE because 3G fails in my area

    5 6.94%
  • No, I'm running on 3G HSPA, baby!

    34 47.22%
  1. Jeffdc5#IM's Avatar
    I use edge because the battery life on 3g is bad. I only use 3g if I have a plug or a back up phone on me.
    04-18-2009 09:49 AM
  2. Fraydog's Avatar
    After using a Verizon phone (a Motorola Krave ZN4) hampered by the Verizon UI... I'd rather run an iPhone on EDGE and have it work than a crap Verizon phone running on EVDO.
    04-18-2009 10:29 AM
  3. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    I mostly run mine on EDGE, to preserve the battery, but when I wan't my info delivered fast, I switch to 3G.
    04-18-2009 02:17 PM
  4. jamesus's Avatar
    If I am having reception problems, I switch to EDGE. Other than that...3G all the way!
    04-18-2009 06:18 PM
  5. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    I have no 3G where I live (it's slowly creeping this way, about 10 minutes down the road, I have 3G).

    When I do wander out and about and I get 3G service, I normally leave it, unless I'm low on battery or am trying to conserve the battery, then I'll revert down to EDGE only. When I do have 3G, I definitely take advantage of it!
    04-19-2009 12:56 PM
  6. Beloved's Avatar
    We do not have 3G in this area. Not even close. So I keep the 3G turned off.
    05-17-2009 03:37 AM
  7. ChrisBuchholz's Avatar
    The 3G connection is very "loose" in my area - if I go out in front of my house, I get 3G, but if I start to move down city (where I am the most) I get edge.
    If would choose 3G, but there's just not enough connection around here for it to work, so when I cannot access wifi, I'm stuck with edge.
    05-17-2009 07:21 AM
  8. Tramain's Avatar
    I use 3G and wifi when at home.
    05-17-2009 08:38 AM
  9. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    Running mine on EDGE to save battery life, but when I can't take it anymore... 3G all the way!
    05-18-2009 12:37 AM
  10. JBaby_9783's Avatar
    No 3G in my area. WiFi is it for me. I'm only on edge when there is a power outage or when I leave my house. Not a problem since the only place I go is to the movies and I'm not using my phone there.
    05-18-2009 08:33 AM
  11. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Ever since I've been using 3.0 betas I've been running 3G non stop with just over 50% screen brightness.. So nice not having to worry about the battery anymore..
    05-19-2009 11:37 AM
  12. Thndrct619's Avatar
    Is the battery difference pretty dramatic? I always run on 3G, but I listen to mostly podcasts while at work maybe I should drop it to edge when it's not in use?
    05-19-2009 11:45 AM
  13. smileyboy's Avatar
    If I just wanted EDGe I would have stuck with the old iPhone.
    05-19-2009 12:27 PM
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