Wifi is it really needed?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    I am on a cdma network so no Iphone for me. Anyways I have the choices of the Black Berry Storm 2, or the Black Berry Tour 9630. Which has no wifi. The carrier I have has unlimited email, instant messaging, and internet for $30.00 for the black berries. $10/mb for U.S roaming. So I was wondering with that is Wifi really needed?
     
  2. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, if you've got good 3G coverage, then it's not the end of the world not to have WiFi...though it is nice in a pinch. I've got my phone (Softbank X02HT) set to use 3(.5)G all the time, while never even touching the WiFi...saves me battery life, and I don't miss it a bit. On the other hand, back when I had an iPhone (original model), and was stuck with EDGE data speeds, WiFi was a godsend.
     
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  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Well wifi still will have faster data transferring than 3G and it also does not drain the battery as fast as 3G.
     
  5. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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  6. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    For an iPhone, it is a nice touch to have wifi. For a Blackberry, they're known to not fully utilize the wifi network, and for me on my Bold, I don't notice any big speed difference. Definitely not a deal breaker for me. Honestly, if I could have got my Bold $200 cheaper without Wifi, I would have done it.
     
  7. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    That matters. Is Wi-Fi a better speed than the 3G connection you'd have?

    If so, it isn't needed, per se, but it is a nice touch.

    If it's slower, than no, it is not needed.
     
  8. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    I think my carriers edvo is 1500 kbit/s to 3000 kbit/s.
     

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