Turn 3G on and off?

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  1. izzysmom

    izzysmom Member

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    I know I can turn off GPS & WiFi - can I also turn 3G on and off? I dont see a setting for that...When I look at my battery usage - CELL STANDBY is my biggest user....and time without a signal is always over 50% -- I've kind of assumed that this is taking about 3G signal and not normal Cell signal since I always seem to have bars...but dont always have 3G....
     
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    I'd suggest doing some research on cell standby rather than just running with some assumption. There have definitely been threads on this but I'd have to search, same as you would, to dig them up.
     
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    Airplane mode turns off 3G connectivity. You can still use wi-fi in airplane mode, too.
     
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    This was posted for the Eris, but I've done it for the Moto Droid as well:


    The Standby didn't go down to 0%, but it went way down into the teens.
     
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    Thanks Tak - I tried some searches before posting - but I think I was using "turn off 3G" as a search string and the hits I got were all over the place. Knowing the right terms to seach for are probably half the battle to finding the best answer. I'll try CELL STANDBY instead....
     
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    THANKS! I'll try this and see how I do!
     
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    My cell standby is at 4%. Is this good, or bad?
     
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    My time without signal is down to 6% today (from 63% yesterday) - and I've been in the same places...home & work. So maybe this did the trick...?
     
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