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

tw0k1ngs

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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?
 

megfilmworks

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Jul 1, 2007
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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.
 

thomasfxlt

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