so why use WIFI?

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  1. psrumors

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    What are the benefits of using wiring? I have pretty good 3g coverage, never go over my usage and really can't tell a speed difference between the two.

    So why?
     
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    Because the chances are that the high speed internet coming from your wireless network is much, much faster then what you get from 3G.
     
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    Kind of hard to go over on unlimited data :D

    Wifi at my home is faster tha 3G will ever hope to be.
     
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    My wifi is obviously faster but the phone doesn't seem any faster on the wifi.
     
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    I find the browser is definitely faster on wifi.

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  6. hookbill

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    You should notice it in downloading things. For example, download from the market in 3g vs wifi. It downloads faster in wifi then it would in 3g.

    Try it on something big that you download, you will definitely see the difference.
     
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    Here at home, my wifi is 5 times faster than my 3g. I just retested it and got 1 ghz down with 3g and 5 ghz down with wifi.

    Plus I think it uses less battery than 3g.
     
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    Speed tests definately prove the wifi is faster I just hadn't really noticed a difference browsing the web, hitting the market, etc but I will use wifi for a while and see if I notice a difference.

    Does it matter that I am not rooted or should stock phones see a difference? Will rooting and overclocking accentuate the difference between the two services?
     
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    No rooting and overclocking shouldn't make a difference in the transfer speeds but could make a difference in how fast the incoming data is processed (screen updates, etc..).

    WiFi is typically faster than 3G (depending on your internet speeds at home) and when downloading large files you can really see the difference (like a new ROM image or such).

    There is no data limit on the 3G so you can't go over any thing.....so if you 3G coverage is great and just as fast as your home internet...then there isn't any reason to use WiFi.

    When I'm at work I get horrible cell reception so I turn on WiFi to keep the phone constantly searching for the 3G network......this saves my battery life tremendously as well as giving me 10mbit download speeds vs. my standard 1mbit.
     
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    Oops. Try again. :tongue:
     
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    While I agree that there is a big difference in speed, "Free" WiFi can spotty. Most places I've been to with free Wifi won't let me access the Market, Amazon, Savvy Shopper, Speed Test or even Bettr Flickr.
     
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    Another reason to use wifi is because it doesn't incur any data charges.
     
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