What can you do on a 3G that you can't do on wifi only?

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  1. FloridaMac macrumors regular

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    I know this is a silly question. I know you can't get internet access if your not in a hotspot and you can't use GPS. Anything else? Can you watch movies, netflix, play games on a wifi only?
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Yes, you can definitely do all those things. There's nothing wifi can't do that 3G can, other than the two you mentioned.
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    The only difference is being able to access the internet away from wifi hotspots and lack of real GPS as you mentioned. That's it. Being an iPhone owner, I can say that that makes it infinitely more useful.
     
  4. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    It also obviously limits usability of certain GPS-enabled applications, like Star Walks (as just one example).
     
  5. FloridaMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    If internet is the only big difference, and GPS, I'll just use my iphone 4 to access something on the web if I'm away from a hotspot. Mine would barely leave the house anyway.
     
  6. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    Speed for me. 3G is consistently faster than wifi at hotels and airports, somewhat 3-10 times faster. I travel a lot. First thong I do at a hotel is a speed test to determine if I'm going wifi or 3G. Wifi only wins at my house or office. Rarely at a hotel.
     
  7. Jxo177 macrumors newbie

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    You can always jailbreak that iPhone and buy mywi. Now I always have a hotspot on me!
     
  8. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    You are limited to some things in the iTunes Store that might require a wifi only connection to download.
     
  9. Built macrumors 68020

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    3G all the way, baby...

    It's the small things for me, such as, for example, being able to sit in a parking lot anywhere, far from any Wifi network, and being able to browse, shop, etc. The larger screen (than my iPhone 4) makes things like this much easier to accomplish.
     

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