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What to Do When Public Wi-Fi Lets You Down

April 1, 2021

Via: No Jitter

Mobile operators continue to trash Wi-Fi technology in an attempt to legitimize their obsession with private 5G, but I’ve decided the only story I want to hear is how the powers that be are going to make these critical elements in our mobile infrastructure cooperate to deliver a world-class user experience.

To reiterate a point I’ve made numerous times, roughly 75% of smartphone data traffic is carried over Wi-Fi. That’s because your phone decides whether it will transmit data over Wi-Fi or cellular data service, and Wi-Fi is the default choice (you can change this default selection in Android models, but I haven’t heard of anyone doing it).

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