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    Does WiFi default to 3G with radio on?

    I have spoken to two different VZW Reps about the Storm2 and WiFi.

    They say:

    "Even though you have WiFi turned on in your options, it will always default to the Verizon Network (3G) if you have a 3G connection."

    In other words WiFi ONLY works if you have lost your 3G connection or turn it off in the options.

    Can someone PLEASE verify this.

    The VZW Reps were positive that if you run a speed test with WiFi enabled and have a 3G connection that you will get 3G speed, if you turn off the Radio and have WiFi enabled you will get WiFi speeds.

    I hope I stated this plainly, I can't test it myself because I had a stroke and can't go to the store.

    Please let me know...thank you very, very much!



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    If the settings are anything like the GSM version, you can set which radio you prefer. This setting is under Mobile Network Options and look for Connection Preference.

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    WiFi will only work if the carrier radio is indeed off. IMO defeats the purpose of WiFi. You cannot surf via WiFi while talking to a colleague.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan View Post
    WiFi will only work if the carrier radio is indeed off. IMO defeats the purpose of WiFi. You cannot surf via WiFi while talking to a colleague.
    That's incorrect. You can surf the internet, send/ receive emails and use BBM while talking on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    If the settings are anything like the GSM version, you can set which radio you prefer. This setting is under Mobile Network Options and look for Connection Preference.
    Let me try to explain again.

    The VZW Reps are saying that even if you have WIFI selected in options it won't matter. If you are able to and are in fact receiving 3G then the phone will default and use 3G.

    In other words if you are surfing the net...have WiFi and Verizon network both selected in options, that when you surf it will default to the Verizon Network (3G).

    They said the only way you can download or surf using WiFi is to shut off the radio or be in a location where you can't connect to 3G.

    What I am asking is for someone that has a Storm 2 to verify this one way or another.

    The Reps both said if you have a speedtest application and run a test with both selected it will use 3G. if you run the test again and have only WiFi selected you speed rating will be much higher.

    Can someone try this rather than guessing? It is very important to me (a dealbreaker) and I am unable to go to the store myself because of health issues and don't want to order the Storm 2 before I find out.

    Thank you very much.



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    From what I've seen, whether the Radio is on or not, the internet still browses with WiFi. I've noticed a huge difference in how fast pages load when i have WiFi enabled (even with the radio on)

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    I can't tell a difference after turning off the radio. Seems the same with radio on and off. I don't have that speed tester app, but I did clear the cache before each test...

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    That would seem to prove the opposite of what the Reps are saying, cause it sounds like yours is using WiFi all the time (as it should).

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