1. jds's Avatar
    i think i'll be using it all the time i'm gonna have the phone plugged into my computer at work anyways so i don't care about the battery drainage

    what about you are you gonna use 4g all the time?
    06-03-2010 12:39 PM
  2. xandrake's Avatar
    Gotta see how it does with the battery first. I would love to leave it on, but if it kills the battery, not a chance.
    06-03-2010 12:41 PM
  3. Saepak's Avatar
    It will be used as much as possible. Unless I go out of town. Here at my house i should have awesome 4G, and while at work shouldn't be bad either. I will have power available if needed.
    06-03-2010 12:41 PM
  4. csierra72's Avatar
    Not sure about how often but I will definitely be using it.
    06-03-2010 12:46 PM
  5. jds's Avatar
    has anyone used tethering at 3g? i can't wait for 4g speeds

    i was getting around 200 kb/s in real download speed tests
    06-03-2010 12:47 PM
  6. franky_402's Avatar
    hopefully it will work good in my location. the best point i have is i looked at the coverage map and i should have excellent 4g coverage where as att struggles to keep 1 single bar of cellular coverage. i laugh everytime someone comes over with att and they have to use my sprint phone to make a call (considering most ppl still think sprint is horrible) and i always tell them i thought att was the best. they dont like that too much, and if im in a good mood that day ill tease them at how much less i pay for my bill with everything included
    06-03-2010 12:49 PM
  7. wrxdrunkie's Avatar
    I will definitely use it as much as possibly, hopefully all the time. Does the 4g radio go into any kind of power saver mode while using a wifi connection?
    06-03-2010 12:50 PM
  8. jds's Avatar
    @franky that's awesome man i hope it comes to my town soon

    @wrx i think you can either use wifi or wimax not both at the same time
    06-03-2010 12:53 PM
  9. itzhobbes's Avatar
    Read an article that said using 4G straight killed the battery in about 3hours.
    06-03-2010 01:03 PM
  10. Darth Mo's Avatar
    Read an article that said using 4G straight killed the battery in about 3hours.
    That could be a chicken or the egg thing.

    Using 4G implies you're using something that's hardware intensive such as video chat.

    So what's actually pulling down the battery, 4G or video chat?
    06-03-2010 01:07 PM
  11. Devobail's Avatar
    I don't see the need to have it on unless I'm actively using the data connection at the time. From what I understand u can't use 4g for voice calls so what's the point in keeping it on 24/7? I think 3G is perfectly capable of handling my background data downloads (calendar, contacts, email). So I'll save the battery life by leaving it off, although I'll probably test it out for a few days at first.
    06-03-2010 01:13 PM
  12. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    Can't you go just pure voice & 4g? That's my plan when it's available in NYC. I read one review, I can't remember where at this point, that said straight up 4G w/no 3G at all was actually better for the battery. The statement was something about being in a fringe location and switching back and forth between EVDO & WiMax. Who knows 'til we get there.
    06-03-2010 01:17 PM
  13. dwightshrute's Avatar
    I will use 4G all the time i'm away from Shrute Farms. We have so much 4G around here that I practically have no choice, it's good to be living in TX right now!! Oh and btw, Shrute Farms IS in TX and NOT Scranton.
    06-03-2010 01:20 PM
  14. boggs3010#AC's Avatar
    I will use it 99% of the time, I live in the Chicago burbs and 4g is all around. And besides I want to get my 10.00 worth.
    06-03-2010 01:23 PM
  15. OrderedtheEvo's Avatar
    I heard some people say 4G doesn't work very well indoors if this is the case then I probably won't use use too much 4G
    06-03-2010 01:23 PM
  16. Mr. Berry's Avatar
    It cost $10, I need to get my money's worth!!
    06-03-2010 01:26 PM
  17. jds's Avatar
    i heard that too i seen a lot of reviews where people had to go outside just to test the evo's 4g
    06-03-2010 01:26 PM
  18. KingGrimlock's Avatar
    i guess it depends on how fast it drains battery, but i hope to use 4g all the day.
    06-03-2010 01:28 PM
  19. VKitty's Avatar
    If alot of you are turning off 4g because of battery life, then why get the phone and pay the extra??
    06-03-2010 01:35 PM