Apple, 3G on/off is my decision

Sone3D

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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.
 

MonkeySee....

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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
 
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Small White Car

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Wowzer. so apart from turning off 3G you can't even turn off "Mobile data"??
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!
 

MonkeySee....

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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!
oh ok. I've learned something new today. Thanks :D
 

Sone3D

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And it has been not allowed since 4S release till IOS 5.1.
 

MattMJB0188

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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.
 

dave420

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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.
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.