1. mtmjr90's Avatar

    I'm relatively unfamiliar with GSM (and Windows Phone)...so bear with me=/ I just ordered an HTC Radar 4G for T-Mobile. I don't intend to use it for calling or texting...really all I want it for is data (and hotspot).

    In order to maximize the battery life, I was wondering if it's at all possible to turn off the cell radio while maintaining a data connection. I ask because I know with CDMA, the data connection is closely tied into the cell connection (no simultaneous voice & data). I just don't know to what degree the GSM cell radio and data connection are separate... I haven't received the phone, so I can't dig around in the settings quite yet. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

    02-17-2012 05:35 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    I don't think you can. There's only a limited number of settings, but I could be wrong.
    02-17-2012 07:16 PM
  3. Tobyus's Avatar
    No, since your data goes over your cell connection (or WiFi), you can't have data without either WiFi or a cellular connection. This would apply to all types of smartphones.
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    02-17-2012 08:28 PM
  4. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Oh well... Here's to hoping the technology eventually happens then=/ Thanks!

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    02-17-2012 11:09 PM
  5. mkr10001's Avatar
    02-18-2012 07:17 AM