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FAQs related to the difference between cellular data and Wi-Fi on your Apple iPhone 4

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 Apple iPhone 4 supports 3G and not 4G LTE.

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

      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 networks are the two technologies that power Sprint data connections.

      • The Sprint 4G network offers faster access to services such as streaming video, sharing photos, and accessing social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
      • Sprint 4G LTE is the newer and faster of the two platforms.
      • It is available now in select markets with a planned full roll out to millions of Sprint customers.

      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.
      • 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.
      • Reduces your Sprint data usage: Activities such as web browsing and streaming music or video don't count against your Sprint data allowance.

      Connect to a Wi-Fi network.

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