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Re: Galaxy S6 - cannot forget O2 free wireless networks


@viridis wrote:

Personally I think wifi extra should have an opt out option.

Why do you say that, it's no different to any other wi-fi network other than it's secure?

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Re: Galaxy S6 - cannot forget O2 free wireless networks

Because from experience, some of these hotspots have dire speeds and connections.
The option to disconnect temporarily or even permanently from a forced poor wifi connection should be the choice of the user, at the moment, as I said before, that choice is only available via wifi off.



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Re: Galaxy S6 - cannot forget O2 free wireless networks

Part of the marketing for WiFi extra states that it will only connect if the WiFi speed would be greater than the available mobile data connection speed, so in theory at least, you shouldn't be connected to a poor WiFi hotspot in preference to better mobile data speeds.
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Re: Galaxy S6 - cannot forget O2 free wireless networks

Perhaps a feature in Android should be brought into allow the user to be able to choose.

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Re: Galaxy S6 - cannot forget O2 free wireless networks

Perksie, other wireless connections can be forgotten. O2 cannot - it forces you to connect like it or not.
I've just realised there is a solution though - install the non branded version of lollipop.
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Re: Galaxy S6 - cannot forget O2 free wireless networks

Hi MI5

 

Well, that I dont know because my phone still uses smart switching whilst connected.  Also, doesnt really matter in some respects when you are walking past somewhere, as the connection will join and drop within 60 seconds, just disrupting your connection.

 

Why won't O2 let us choose instead of forcing us to be connected to it?  What berk made that ropey decision I wonder?  If it can't get sorted, I'll just remove the O2 version of lollipop and put on the non-carrier UK version.

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Re: Galaxy S6 - cannot forget O2 free wireless networks

It's more likely connected to the o2 wifi app rather than the ROM.
Have you tried to see if you can just delete the app?
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Re: Galaxy S6 - cannot forget O2 free wireless networks


@Robsa wrote:
Perksie, other wireless connections can be forgotten. O2 cannot - it forces you to connect like it or not.
I've just realised there is a solution though - install the non branded version of lollipop.

I don't think it makes any difference and will connect to a "forgotten" network when it's in range.

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Re: Galaxy S6 - cannot forget O2 free wireless networks

MI5 - I suspect it's in the rom. Removing the O2 WiFi app merely redirects you to a web sign in. You cannot browse until you have registered and logged in.

Perksie - normally, if you connect to a wireless access point and then decide you don't want to connect to it any more you long press it and choose "forget". The phone will then no longer attempt to connect to it unless you tell it to.
O2 wireless has no such option, it's been removed from the menu.
I strongly suspect that this is deliberate, for whatever reason. This means you always connect to any O2 wireless point you come across whether you want to or not.
The way it should work is that you can choose not to.

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Re: Galaxy S6 - cannot forget O2 free wireless networks

So you reckon o2 have added this when testing the software before sending it back to Samsung for general release to o2 branded phones? It will be interesting to see if anyone else has the problem. Any way of finding out about this @Toby ?