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FAQs related to the difference between cellular data and Wi-Fi on your Samsung Galaxy S 6

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2016

Answers to some of your questions about the difference between the Sprint networks and Wi-Fi

  • What are the benefits of the Sprint data networks and Wi-Fi?

    • Sprint 3G and 4G networks

      Your Samsung Galaxy S® 6 supports 4G LTE and 3G.

      You can browse the Internet, download, or stream content on a Sprint data connection anywhere you can access a Sprint data signal.

      Sprint 4G LTE and Sprint 3G are the networks that power Sprint data connections.

      With a Sprint 4G connection your Samsung Galaxy S 6 has faster access to services such as streaming video, sharing photos, and accessing social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

      Sprint 4G LTE is the newest and fastest of the networks.

      It is available now in most markets, with more being added all the time.

      The Sprint 3G network offers a speedy Internet connection and can use less battery power than 4G.

      Troubleshoot data connectivity issues.

    • Wi-Fi

      Wi-Fi is one of the most underused and useful features on a smartphone, tablet, or a computer.

      It's a short-range static wireless connection. Anyone can set up a Wi-Fi network with an Internet connection and a router or a Wi-Fi hotspot.

      Some benefits of using Wi-Fi:

      • Preserves battery life: Up to 50% less power when connected to Wi-Fi instead of using a data connection on the Sprint networks.
      • Talk and surf the Web at the same time: With a Wi-Fi connection you can browse the Web and talk on the phone.
      • Improves in-building coverage with faster data speeds.
      • Reduces Pay-As-You-Go charges and data overages for people who don't have an unlimited data plan.
      • Find Wi-Fi hotspots at public places like shopping centers, cafes, hotels or airports.
      • Traveling internationally: Wi-Fi capability is a must-have to get access to email and other applications.
      • Easy connectivity to Wi-Fi networks: Even though Wi-Fi offers static coverage to a specific area, you can connect to Wi-Fi networks without needing to re-enter the settings each time.

      Connect to a Wi-Fi network.

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