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    3G On while wifi connected?

    Just recently my 3G has been staying on (and active) while wifi is connected. I know the wifi is good - using the browser I can check my IP to be that of my home internets... I've tried killing all running apps to see if something had the 3G connection stuck on, and even doing a cold boot right into wifi. Something is forcing the use of 3G and I don't know what it is. Any ideas?
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    may just be the system maintaining a connection, just because wifi is on doesnt mean all other radios turn off.
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    I noticed this too for the first time the other day.

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    It happens after backup assistant or any other 3g only app syncs. Restart phone if it bothers u but it affects nothing

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    i dont have backup assistant. this just started recently. what apps are 3g only? i worry there is some nefarious process running...
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    once again, all radios do not turn off just because you have wifi on.
    the system will transmit data from time to time to maintain the connection.
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    not sure where you get that information - but I've had droid phones for 3 years now and just recently this is the first time I've ever seen 3G come on and active while wifi was enabled.
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    this is a Droid Charge forum, i gave accurate advice for that phone, good luck with your problem.....
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    Oh I'm sorry, let me bow in your presence oh great one, of whom I have no knowledge or reason to believe.

    So I should just believe your accurate advice with no backing details? . no need to be so smug. I've had this phone since the day it came out in the VZW store and this is the first week this has started. there's obviously something going on and I'm trying to figure out what it is. You sound like a politician.. "Just believe me because I say so".
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    I had that happen a few times with my dx2. But it was mainly due to the wifi being a unstable or weak connection.

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