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    Wifi or 3G?

    New smartphone user here. Trying to figure out why anyone would activate wifi and deplete their battery when they could use the verizon network? What's the benefit to wifi?
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    Well not only does WiFi offer faster speeds and not use the data in your coverage, but I use WiFI when I am at my office.

    I am in IT so sometimes I need to perform functions on the network or remote into my computer. Being on Wifi allows me to access basic company resources even when I am in the office, but away from my desk.

    You will notice that Wifi speeds are faster than the Verizon 3G as well so sometimes that is why people use it.
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    Thanks for the reply. So you can connect to network PCs? Do you have any tips for doing this?
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    I paid $15 for the remote desktop application here: Remote Desktop Client v1.4.0 Application for Android | Communication

    I use it remote into my desk computer while I am away if I forgot to get a file something. On the DROID's large screen it works really well.
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    Using WiFi also used less battery power.
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    Does the phone default to wifi if it's turned on?
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    I have Wifi turned on via the Locale app.

    I tell it that between 9AM-5PM turn Wifi on.
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    you dont have to pay $15 dollars for an app... you can get "Gmote" for free. It might not do everything the $15 app will, but you can control your computer with Gmote... use your phone as a mouse, open media documents. BALLER
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    Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddietz21 View Post
    you dont have to pay $15 dollars for an app... you can get "Gmote" for free. It might not do everything the $15 app will, but you can control your computer with Gmote... use your phone as a mouse, open media documents. BALLER
    You're talking about something completely different...

    RDP allows you to NOT be in front of your computer and control aspects of it like you were sitting in front of it. RDP does not require a client to be active on the Windows machine you are remoting into.

    If I didn't use it all the time the $15 would seem like a waste, but I sue it A LOT and it makes it worth it.
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