[feature-request] Switch from 3G to 2G when connected through WLAN

asked 2014-05-17 13:23:05 +0200

mgbler gravatar image

Can we have an option, or even a default behavior, that switches the network from 3G to 2G automatically when connected to WLAN? That would be much more power efficient...

At the moment i do it manually everytime i check into a WLAN.

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I think this is a good idea!

jsalonen ( 2014-05-17 13:54:05 +0200 )edit

&& switch from 2g to 3g only if connected to mobile internet.

TK ( 2014-05-17 15:59:49 +0200 )edit

What should be the advantage? Less battery drain? The difference would only be noticable while a call is going on (and, to some extend, on long journeys).

Your trade-in: Privacy. GSM (= 2G) and GSM encryption has been hacked long ago. It is not a problem to intercept your signal and listen to your conversation – not just for state agencies but also not for private ears.

jgr ( 2014-05-18 02:04:45 +0200 )edit

advantage: battery consumption is much less than with 3g if youhave a constant data connection (such as xmpp, e-mail updates).

edgar ( 2014-05-18 09:48:23 +0200 )edit