The Wi-Fi setting

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    I don't understand what the Wi-Fi setting is needed for. I can access the Internet with or without it enabled. What is the purpose of enabling it?

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    Wifi is faster?

    Or say for example, you work has free secure wi fi..............and 3G coverage is spotty in your work area.
     
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    If you enable Wi-Fi, then will it always be used instead of 3G if it's available? How can you tell which is in use?

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    If Wi-Fi is connected, the 3G icon will go away in the status bar and will be replaced by a different icon. I think it's the same icon that's in the stock power control widget.
     
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    I see. thanks for the info.
     
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    also somethings require wifi like sending larger files or tv.com shows stream some stuff in wifi only