iPhone 5 users with LTE coverage.....

acidrain79

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 19, 2011
77
2
While I'm glad that u can disable LTE when in non-LTE areas, don't u think there should be an option to turn off 3G/HSPA+ 4G(AT&T) as well? I do a lot of delivery driving and end up driving thru areas with neither LTE or 3G/HSPA+ coverage. And no I don't text or browse the web while driving, but I use my iPhone for navigational purposes. So it would be nice to use my map app without my phone killing additional battery by searching for network coverage that doesn't exist in an area that I'm driving through. Not a big issue, just a minor complaint :)
 

AppleFan360

macrumors 68020
Jan 26, 2008
2,197
689
While I'm glad that u can disable LTE when in non-LTE areas, don't u think there should be an option to turn off 3G/HSPA+ 4G(AT&T) as well? I do a lot of delivery driving and end up driving thru areas with neither LTE or 3G/HSPA+ coverage. And no I don't text or browse the web while driving, but I use my iPhone for navigational purposes. So it would be nice to use my map app without my phone killing additional battery by searching for network coverage that doesn't exist in an area that I'm driving through. Not a big issue, just a minor complaint :)
While I agree there should be a switch on the iPhone to downshift to EDGE, can't you just plug your iPhone into your car for power? There are plenty of accessories on the market to resolve that issue.
 

acidrain79

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 19, 2011
77
2
While I agree there should be a switch on the iPhone to downshift to EDGE, can't you just plug your iPhone into your car for power? There are plenty of accessories on the market to resolve that issue.
Usually but sometimes I'm stuck in the work work vehicle with no functioning cigarette lighter. So that isn't always an option. Once again not a huge issue but would be a nice gesture on apples part.
 

acidrain79

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 19, 2011
77
2
Kinda considering one of these!!! Probably won't need it too much because even with my small complaint, the iPhone 5 battery is still quite stellar. But there are times when I'm on the road all day and it would suck to have a dead phone while my boss is trying to call or something
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.