Anyway to disable LTE and use 3G?

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  1. Apollo 13 macrumors 6502a

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    rather use 3G for podcast and pandora instead of LTE.
     
  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    yes, go into network settings and disable LTE.

    I don't see the point to that tho. If you are using it for podcasts you will use the same amount of data...it will just load a lot faster...seems punishing with no reward.
     
  3. Apollo 13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    read about ppl using to much data with podcast in the ios section so want to turn it off unless I need to use it. Also a good thing in case my 3 year daughter grabs my phone and open up netflix and watch her shows.
     
  4. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    In your daughter's case, might I suggest employing passcode lock for the lock screen.
     
  5. jkane08 macrumors member

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    I still don't get it. You'd be using the same amount of data, just loading it faster. Not using anymore..
     
  6. ASUgrad1999 macrumors regular

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    I thought the same thing until I got my iPad 3 with LTE and used my 2 GB allotment in about a week. I heard on the radio that others were having the same issue and they were explaining how LTE actually uses more data for the same content than 3G would. I think that is what this guy is trying to prevent.
     
  7. auero macrumors 65816

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    No. Many applications like pandora and Netflix stream based on how fast the connection is. So
    A faster connection results in higher bitrate and more data.
     
  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    You don't use any more data. A podcast doesn't change in size just because you can download it faster.
     
  9. Apollo 13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah I thought that too when I read the posts but don't want to take any chance. Also Netflix will use as much data as it can. I had to put a download speed limit on my router for my ipad and xbox 360. I kept going over my cable companies data limit because of my daughter and fience using netflix so much. Turning on 3G on my iphone makes me feel i have that control too.
     
  10. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    You can change the settings in your netflix account. They have good/better/best at .3/.7/1GB per hour respectively. (Best can be up to 2.3GB/hour for HD) You have to do a little more work on your end to control your bandwidth usage but there no need to shut it off completely.

    The podcast thing is just paranoid. A 30MB file is a 30MB file. If it says you used more than that then you are getting screwed by your carrier.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Did you listen to what you wrote?
    It uses more data for the same amount of data?
    Wtf?:)
     
  12. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    Some services will take advantage of a faster LTE connection by sending a higher quality stream that uses more data. I don't think Pandora is one of those, but I could be wrong.
     

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