Question about "Enable 3G" in iOS 5.1

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    I updated to the latest iOS 5.1. I forgot if this is also present in iOS 5.0.1 but is there an "Enable 3G" option back in iOS 5.0.1 in the Network Settings? I can only remember seeing "Cellular Data" (On/Off) but not the "Enable 3G". But if there is an "Enable 3G" option before, forgive me short memory.

    Here's my question, should I set that "Enable 3G" option to On? I surf the internet using my iPhone 4S (Factory Unlocked) using my Wi-Fi connection here at home but I don't surf the internet using my mobile carrier. So should I turn that On? Or should I leave it turned Off? Also, what does that "Enable 3G" option do? I mean what does it affects? Will it affect my text messages and calls? Or only my internet browsing speed?

    Thanks!
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    If you are talking about the toggle switch that specifically turns on and off 3g I believe that is a new feature in 5.1, I have not updated yet. When the switch was made to ios 5 they got rid of that option and people were not happy about it so I guess it is back now.
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    So I dont get it... Did you switch to 5.1 and the option is not there?
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    I updated my 4S to 5.1 this morning and I don't see any enable 3G anywhere, just the enable 3G for cellular data usage. So I checked my wife's phone also a 4S still running 5.0.1 and it's the same, so I guess the function for turning 3G on and off is still not available.
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    That option is carrier dependent if memory serves. I believe you have to be an AT&T customer to see it.
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    Here's my question, should I set that "Enable 3G" option to On? I surf the internet using my iPhone 4S (Factory Unlocked) using my Wi-Fi connection here at home but I don't surf the internet using my mobile carrier. So should I turn that On? Or should I leave it turned Off? Also, what does that "Enable 3G" option do? I mean what does it affects? Will it affect my text messages and calls? Or only my internet browsing speed?

    Good question, i would like to know the answers to that too.
    I'm on Orange France.
    I didn't have "Enable 3G" before I updated last night...but it's there now.

    Thanks![/QUOTE]
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    [/QUOTE]

    If you don't use mobile data turn it off it basically just saves battery when it's off as the phone isn't constantly searching for a 3G signal from the network :)


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