Turning 3G off, turning Wi-Fi on.

JefferyShin

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Hello, I just got the 3GS today with Telus (I'm SO happy.).

I was wondering, how do I turn 3G off and just use my home's wi-fi, so I can watch YouTube without worry?

I looked on the Apple website and they say to go under Settings - Network.

I don't have a Network thing.

I have:
Airplane Mode
Wi-Fi
Carrier

And so on.

I think if I join a wi-fi network, it automatically turns my 3G off, but I want to make sure.

Thanks!
 

MasterDev

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Not sure about Telus, but I know it won't use 3G.

Don't expect to be able to make a phone call on Wi-Fi.
 

JefferyShin

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Uhm, I don't see anything about EDGE.


Wait....
I can't call or text!
Is there a way to be able to call, text, and watch YouTube without affecting my data plan with a wi-fi network?

I'm sorry, I'm just really new to this iPhone thing.
 

Ivan P

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AH you are so awesome. Thank you.

So if I turn 3G off, it won't take off my data plan, right?
No, it just stops the phone from receiving/sending over the 3G network for the time that 3G is set to off :)

JefferyShin said:
I think if I join a wi-fi network, it automatically turns my 3G off, but I want to make sure.
If you want to turn 3G off you have to manually do it by going into Settings like someone posted above. When you join a Wi Fi network the Wi Fi icon does replace the 3G icon, but unless you turn 3G off yourself it'll still stay connected to the network (so, for example, you can still receive SMS/MMS' that people send you).

JefferyShin said:
Is there a way to be able to call, text, and watch YouTube without affecting my data plan with a wi-fi network?
You have to be connected to the cellular network to be able to use the phone functions (call, text, etc), you can't do those over Wi Fi. You have to be connected to 3G to call and text, just like with any other 3G-enabled phone.
 

MasterDev

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Uhm, I don't see anything about EDGE.


Wait....
I can't call or text!
Is there a way to be able to call, text, and watch YouTube without affecting my data plan with a wi-fi network?

I'm sorry, I'm just really new to this iPhone thing.
Yeah, you can't call or text while on Wi-Fi only. But you can watch youtube on Wi-Fi.
 

gloss

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People are neglecting to mention that the phone will automatically use WiFi for all data if it's available, and 3G will run in the background to do phone-y stuff.
 

ntrigue

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You can either utilize 3G or not on Telus. When you connect to WiFi you will get superior battery life than if you were on 3G only. An option I use frequently is to turn airplane mode ON then WiFi ON. Great battery saver but you cannot get text/calls.
 
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