1. frozinwater's Avatar
    when you're in an area where there is no wi-fi and you know you're going to be there for a long time how many people rock out with 3G and how many use EDGE? How cost effective in regards to battery is each, and is it a DRAMATIC difference? (like night and day?) thanks in advance.
    01-12-2011 08:59 PM
  2. lonbeehold's Avatar
    If 3G is available in a no Wi-Fi area, I use it. I have an iPhone 4 and find the battery life excellent. With my 3G 3GS iPhones, I'd cut the 3G if my battery was low and I wasn't going to be near a charger for awhile. Edge drives me nuts, so I am only on it if it's the only option.
    01-12-2011 09:35 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Dramatic difference in battery? Or dramatic difference in speed?

    Battery wise i've never really paid attention because i don't want to live in a EDGE speed world, which is really no speed at all. 3G speed is dramatically different vs. EDGE, but that's pretty common sense.

    I never intentionally use EDGE.
    01-12-2011 09:48 PM
  4. iquinn's Avatar
    I stay on EDGE almost all the time. If I am in an area where there is no wi-fi and I really need data then I just flip the 3G on. I'll take slightly slower speeds and 3 times more talk time every time.
    01-12-2011 10:00 PM
  5. frozinwater's Avatar
    Dramatic difference in battery? Or dramatic difference in speed?

    Battery wise i've never really paid attention because i don't want to live in a EDGE speed world, which is really no speed at all. 3G speed is dramatically different vs. EDGE, but that's pretty common sense.

    I never intentionally use EDGE.
    In battery life.
    01-12-2011 10:21 PM
  6. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    Never cut 3G or wifi off personally...
    01-12-2011 10:26 PM
  7. frozinwater's Avatar
    Never cut 3G or wifi off personally...
    hows you're battery life?
    01-12-2011 10:28 PM
  8. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    hows you're battery life?
    I go 12 hours with moderate use and usually have around 30% left.
    01-12-2011 10:32 PM
  9. jscholz22's Avatar
    I only use edge if I am not using data and know I won't be able to charge my phone that day. Using edge for data is like removing a kidney with a rusty butter knife.
    01-12-2011 10:39 PM
  10. frozinwater's Avatar
    thanks a lot for the insight guys. Seems like I'll be sticking to EDGE, because it's not THAT bad.
    01-12-2011 10:46 PM
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