1. bontjes's Avatar
    I'm trying to reduce my data consumption. On my old Galaxy S 3 I used roughly 3Gbs a month and now on my Galaxy Note 3 on using 8+ on my mobile plan.

    I think it's because my note doesn't stay connected on the wifi at work. With so many people trying to use the companies wifi it gets bogged down. My Note 3 keeps dropping the connection all together because "poor connection speed" and switches back to 4G.

    Any suggestions on how to get it to try harder? My Galaxy S 3 stayed connected even during low speed or poor signal.

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    01-08-2014 06:16 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Under advanced wifi settings, disable auto network switch.

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    01-08-2014 07:16 PM
  3. bontjes's Avatar
    Under advanced wifi settings, disable auto network switch.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Thanks I'll give it a try.

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    01-08-2014 07:29 PM
  4. Johnny Umphress's Avatar
    I use a simple free app called Connection Mode Toggle Widget. I keep it on my home screen and with one touch switch between WiFi and 3G/4G. I rarely toggle to 3G unless I am out of the office and just have to check my mail. So, while driving let's say, I am not connected to any data access. Any data that is pushed will have to wait until I get to one of my WiFi locations. My monthly data usage is always less than 500Mb on my 2Gb plan.
    01-10-2014 05:20 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    I use a simple free app called Connection Mode Toggle Widget. I keep it on my home screen and with one touch switch between WiFi and 3G/4G. I rarely toggle to 3G unless I am out of the office and just have to check my mail. So, while driving let's say, I am not connected to any data access. Any data that is pushed will have to wait until I get to one of my WiFi locations. My monthly data usage is always less than 500Mb on my 2Gb plan.
    You can also use an app like Tasker to automate it.

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    01-10-2014 09:41 AM
  6. z06mike's Avatar
    I use a simple free app called Connection Mode Toggle Widget. I keep it on my home screen and with one touch switch between WiFi and 3G/4G. I rarely toggle to 3G unless I am out of the office and just have to check my mail. So, while driving let's say, I am not connected to any data access. Any data that is pushed will have to wait until I get to one of my WiFi locations. My monthly data usage is always less than 500Mb on my 2Gb plan.
    Screw that! You pay for 2gb, use it!!
    01-10-2014 11:56 AM
  7. Johnny Umphress's Avatar
    Yea, and that would be the one time that a big download came in and Verizon would shaft me for big-buck-overage-fees. Anyway, I rarely need to go online outside of my many WiFi zones. That's why I got the bottom Gb available.
    01-10-2014 06:05 PM
  8. bontjes's Avatar
    When I turned off the automatic switch in the advanced settings it worked just fine.
    I have 6GB of data and I use it, I just don't enjoy paying for additional if I can avoid it.

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    01-10-2014 06:23 PM
  9. bontjes's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for commenting!

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    01-10-2014 06:24 PM
  10. yarnsrj's Avatar
    I have the 4Gb plan and my mobile data is off during work hours and on during breaks and lunch. I like to watch Netflix on my breaks, so I reserve my mobile data for it. I would suggest leaving mobile data off while you're not using phone if you don't need your phone for work. It does kinda suck that this beast of a phone seems to have its share of reception issues. I had to factory reset my Note 3 to see improvements in that area.

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    01-11-2014 04:57 AM
  11. terrain's Avatar
    Made me think of wifi reception issues... find that note 3 is not the best at maintaining a signal.
    01-11-2014 03:54 PM
  12. Johnny Umphress's Avatar
    This should be a new post, but I find that the Note 3 is the best device I have ever had at maintaining a connection. This phone is simply marvelous at locking on to a signal.
    bontjes, fofjjsr, hcane466 and 1 others like this.
    01-11-2014 07:45 PM

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