Originally Posted by alligator4480
is there a way to have the phone ALWAYS have the wireless portion on even if the battery dies ????
No. It's a feature of the operating system that is designed to leave you with access to your calendar, contacts and other stored data for as long as possible. The radio is disabled once the battery drops too low for reliable phone or data usage. Once you hit this point you can usually keep running and access your stored data for quite some time.
The radio will remain disabled until you either 1) manually turn it on, or, 2) actively try to access the network (by placing a call, launching the browser, launching 3rd party apps that require a data connection ...) at which point you will be asked if you would like to turn the wireless service back on.