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 Cellular vs Wifi

 Information regarding the differences between cellular and wifi connectivity

Cellular  https://support.apple.com/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/il/ios11-cellular-signal-icon.png

Wifi Wi-Fi bars icon

Offered by mobile carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc.) Your phone’s cellular signal strength is usually indicated with the bars symbol shown above.

Set up yourself in-home, by IT at work, or offered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Your phone’s WiFi signal strength and connection status is usually indicated by the symbol above.

Used for Voice calls & SMS messaging. Internet service is delivered via 4G/LTE cellular data

Primarily used to provide internet service to laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones.

(Can be used for voice if supported by the mobile device/carrier and if it has been enabled on the device)

Covers large areas (cities, towns, etc.)

Location-based, covers small areas such as cafes, your home, or airports

Users purchase plans for certain amount of data per period (10 GB, 50 GB, Unlimited, etc.)

Typically Wi-Fi has no limit for the amount of data

Useful for simple internet activities (checking Email or Facebook)

Generally much faster than cellular, perfect for data-intensive activities (Skype, Netflix, YouTube, downloading music, etc.)

 

 

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