So... how does the "wifi" work?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tw0k1ngs, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. tw0k1ngs macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2007
    Is it just like a laptop wifi in which I need to be near some form of router to wireless recieve data? Or does it have a special "iphone" ability to access the internet at all times (through AT&T wireless towers or something)

    The latter would seem to be the only convenient way in which the internet-enabled features could be touted to such a high extent... else the main advantage of the iphone is... not having to open the lid of your laptop?
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    If you're near a router, like a laptop you get WiFi, but you can use the much slower EDGE from AT&T towers :)
  3. megfilmworks macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2007
    Sherman Oaks
    WiFi must be near a wireless router in a home, office or business.
    If there is no Wifi it defaults to the Edge network which is cellular (and slower) when it sees Wifi it goes back.
  4. tw0k1ngs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2007
    Excellent :)

    So iPhone + TomTom = Complete US under your finger?
  5. thomasfxlt macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2005
    Wifi works great. Edge works well where they have upgraded it.

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