edge or WiFi

kdarling

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WiFi uses less power, partly because it has a less powerful transmitter.

EDGE power usage will depend on your distance from a cell tower, etc.

Surfing very lightly, WiFi uses about 260 ma, EDGE from 270-400ma. Divide those into a fully charged 1400ma Hour battery to get hours of usage.

OTOH, you'll probably go to more sites, more often with WiFi, which might offset the lower power :laugh2:
 

kgeier82

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WiFi uses less power, partly because it has a less powerful transmitter.

EDGE power usage will depend on your distance from a cell tower, etc.

Surfing very lightly, WiFi uses about 260 ma, EDGE from 270-400ma. Divide those into a fully charged 1400ma Hour battery to get hours of usage.

OTOH, you'll probably go to more sites, more often with WiFi, which might offset the lower power :laugh2:
not to mention the additional time your screen is on waiting for edge to load.

wifi alll the way.
 

adseguy

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EDGE definitely is going to use a lot less battery.
Please don't spread misinformation. Notice how the others are provided proof, and if not proof then at least a good theroy.

Wi-Fi uses less power.

Additional tip: Havin Wi-Fi turned on when you have mail check on actually SAVES battery. Everyone saying "wi-fi" uses up battery is just dead wrong when auto check mail is on (yes their is proof on PC world I believe). Wi-Fi is actually turned OFF when then phone is asleep anyway until it has to check mail. Ever notice the Wi-Fi not be on immediately after turning on your phone ;). Try pinging your iPhone wi-fi IP after a few minutes in sleep;).
 

Youngbinks

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Please don't spread misinformation. Notice how the others are provided proof, and if not proof then at least a good theroy.

Wi-Fi uses less power.

Additional tip: Havin Wi-Fi turned on when you have mail check on actually SAVES battery. Everyone saying "wi-fi" uses up battery is just dead wrong when auto check mail is on (yes their is proof on PC world I believe). Wi-Fi is actually turned OFF when then phone is asleep anyway until it has to check mail. Ever notice the Wi-Fi not be on immediately after turning on your phone ;). Try pinging your iPhone wi-fi IP after a few minutes in sleep;).

Yeah that was definitely my mistake and was supposed to be WiFi. Also, you don't need to be a prick about it.