What's the difference between Wi-Fi and Cellular?
Modified on: Wed, 28 Oct, 2020 at 1:53 PM
This table shows the major differences between Cellular and Wi-Fi:
|Cellular (LTE, 5G, EDGE, etc.)||Wi-Fi (Provided by ETS and your community)|
|Offered by mobile carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc.)||Multiple Wireless Access Points (transmitters) are installed by ETS throughout your community. They are often mounted on a ceiling or wall.|
|Covers large areas (cities, towns, etc.) using outdoor towers||Location-based and covers smaller areas such as offices, residential buildings, cafes, airports, homes, etc.|
|Users purchase plans for a certain amount of data per period (10 GB, 50 GB, Unlimited, etc.)||No data limits while connected to the ETS network|
|Useful for simple internet activities while on the go (checking Email or Facebook)||Generally much faster than cellular, perfect for data-intensive activities (Skype, Netflix, Youtube, downloading music, etc.)|
|Primary method for calls and SMS text messages||Wi-Fi calling can be used for calls and texts if your carrier and phone support it. Usually this setting needs to be enabled via Settings.|
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