3g or edge

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bid2ask77, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. bid2ask77 macrumors regular

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    How many people keep there 3g turned off on there phone and use edge to save on there battery. If so how bad do you think your battery will be once 4g comes out.
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    I have 3G on all the time. My iPhone 4 lasts the whole day, no issues.
     
  3. bid2ask77 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you a hevy user on your phone.
     
  4. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Most of the time no. But when I'm playing games, browsing the internet or just texting/talking a lot, the battery goes down rather quick.
     
  5. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I never turn it off. I find it odd that some do actually.

    I check email and websites quite a bit each day via 3G. Never had any issues.

    I plug my phone in either after work or sometime for an hour or so before work (after I get up) and it charges it fully.

    EDIT: I have an iPhone 3G, if it matters.
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I leave 3G on all the time because I've got better coverage with it than EDGE where I live. I'm a fairly heavy RSS, Twitter and facebook reader and mine lasts all day as well. I'm not a heavy gamer though.
     
  7. zephxiii macrumors 6502

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    3G all the time for me, why would I want to use edge? I am a heavy user as well.
     
  8. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I recently tries edge and I was surprised how fast it was.
     
  9. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Really? Because I tried it and was surprised at how slow it was.
     
  10. zephxiii macrumors 6502

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    Yea, I was up in an edge only area a month ago and was surprised how fast pages were loading. I also tried it last night in town and it wasnt bad either.
     

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