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port80 08-13-2008 11:31 AM

Should Wi Fi leave on?
 
I use Wi Fi but don't disable it after use, so normally it is active on all time.

What is good practice?

Helmdawg 08-13-2008 01:09 PM

Personally, I turn it off when I know I am not at home near my router or going to be using wifi. I think it may be better on the battery if turned off and not in use (not sure though).

BCollins521 08-13-2008 01:24 PM

Yea it should be better on the BB if you turn it off...it will still drain the battery a bit. I always turn mine off when I am not near a router or something that I can hook up to

newsysop 08-13-2008 01:53 PM

I use UMA at home and office, and so my WiFi is always on.
Still my battery survives more than two days.
FYI, I have only a few voice calls day. I use BB more for browsing and email.

DINide 08-13-2008 01:54 PM

Wirelessly posted

Yup. Turning it off will save you battery life.

James2008 08-13-2008 02:45 PM

I'd also leave it off to save battery life.

Can you use the Wi-Fi to access the internet if you don't have a BIS/BES plan?

newberry52 08-13-2008 04:08 PM

I have trained myself to turn Wi-Fi off and on when I leave home and return. My battery life is a lot better now that I am doing this. So, definitely turn it off and you should see improvement in battery life.

sgtcasey 08-13-2008 09:36 PM

I usually leave mine on all the time so it roams in and out of UMA as it wants to. :)

Dave

Trimix 08-13-2008 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James2008 (Post 1058540)
Can you use the Wi-Fi to access the internet if you don't have a BIS/BES plan?

Yes you can, provided you can find a free or unprotected wifi network to connect to. That's what I'm doing. No data plan here.

PCgirl 08-14-2008 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sgtcasey (Post 1058961)
I usually leave mine on all the time so it roams in and out of UMA as it wants to. :)

Dave

I leave my wi-fi on as well for internet use as I still prefer using edge for the phone. ;-) Battery life is fine UNTIL I start using my jawbone 2! Holy cow! Does anyone else notice that their battery is like 50% down after one short conversation and just having the jawbone connected for like an hour?

James2008 08-14-2008 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trimix (Post 1059015)
Yes you can, provided you can find a free or unprotected wifi network to connect to. That's what I'm doing. No data plan here.

Thanks for the info.

In that case, it might be worthwhile to leave the Wi-Fi on occasionally to find open networks, so you know they're available if you need them. I don't know how the wireless network scanner works, of course, so if you have to enter a known SSID and there's no notification that there's a network nearby or anything like that, then this wouldn't apply.

Ricky-Ray 08-14-2008 12:40 PM

I have wifi access at home and at work so I tend to leave mine on all the time.

imaking 08-14-2008 12:50 PM

There's wifi on 8310 now???/

druha 08-14-2008 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by imaking (Post 1059834)
There's wifi on 8310 now???/

nope

john.mccoy 08-17-2008 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by imaking (Post 1059834)
There's wifi on 8310 now???/


Thats the only drawback I see to the 8310. I have a data plan with AT&T so it's not huge if I get one.

MERK350Z 08-17-2008 09:50 AM

hmm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by port80 (Post 1058260)
I use Wi Fi but don't disable it after use, so normally it is active on all time.

What is good practice?

what i would do after using it so it wont drain my battery is turn it off but thats really all up to you. you dont want to walk around half the day your phone scanning for a wifi connection and next thing you know your battery is dead when you need it .


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