Apple, 3G on/off is my decision

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sone3D, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Sone3D macrumors member

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    Thank you Apple. I know you "worry" about me. But if I want to toggle 3G off should be my decision, not yours.

    All of you on ATT. Sorry. 3G on. No way.
     
  2. WhoAmI2 macrumors member

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    What? I understand what you're saying but what are you saying?

    I jailbreak and can turn off 3g, edge, wifi, bluetooth at will.
     
  3. MonkeySee...., Mar 14, 2012
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    You can turn 3G off in settings. Is that too much hard work for you?

    #firstworldproblems

    Apparently its #AT&Tproblems.

    bummer
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Most of us on AT&T can't. I guess you missed the multiple threads on it over the last month.
     
  5. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    wait, what?? I have missed all these threads. My apologies.

    Wowzer. so apart from turning off 3G you can't even turn off "Mobile data"??
     
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    You can still turn off mobile data or even put yourself in Airplane Mode. What has been lost is the ability to force yourself onto the EDGE network. People in areas with spotty 3G liked to do that sometimes because it's more reliable in those spots. Not anymore!
     
  7. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    oh ok. I've learned something new today. Thanks :D
     
  8. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    Not to mention that constantly searching for a weak 3G signal is a huge battery killer.
     
  9. Sone3D thread starter macrumors member

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    And it has been not allowed since 4S release till IOS 5.1.
     
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    I don't understand why people don't think this isn't an issue??? Turning 3G off allowed me to get better reception (5 bars instead of 2 at home) and save battery life. How is this not a good idea? When my phone sits in my desk all day at work, I'd still like to receive calls and texts but don't need 3G, so why not turn it off? Though if it didn't come back in 5.1, it will never come back.

    If AT&T is planning on shutting off their 2G EDGE network then why allow 3GS and 4 owners to have the switch? How is the 4S any different? Siri? Maybe everyone doesn't use Siri.
     
  12. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    It would be weird to remove a function that people have been using on those phones for some time. If they want to get people off the 2G networks then it would make sense for new devices to not give people that option.
     

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