AT&T EDGE speed boosts thanks to Operation "Fine Edge"

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Jeff

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Check out these links: http://www.iphonealley.com/node/124

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/att-boosting-edge-speeds-ahead-of-iphone/

They need to do something about their Edge speeds:

"Both in the onstage demo and during my hands-on hour, the Web speed was OK—not great, but OK. But all of this used the phone’s built-in Wi-Fi, not Cingular’s notoriously slow Edge network. I couldn’t help wondering how bad the speed will be when you’re connecting over the cellular airwaves. (Here again, though, I was playing with a prototype whose software will undergo a lot of fine-tuning between now and June.)"
 
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TrippalHealicks

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Check out these links: http://www.iphonealley.com/node/124

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/att-boosting-edge-speeds-ahead-of-iphone/

They need to do something about their Edge speeds:

"Both in the onstage demo and during my hands-on hour, the Web speed was OK—not great, but OK. But all of this used the phone’s built-in Wi-Fi, not Cingular’s notoriously slow Edge network. I couldn’t help wondering how bad the speed will be when you’re connecting over the cellular airwaves. (Here again, though, I was playing with a prototype whose software will undergo a lot of fine-tuning between now and June.)"
GREAT! I LOVE hearing stuff like this.....sigh
 
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Jeff

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Yeh AT&T is upgrading their network... from a snail's to a turtle's pace.
I agree, but that's not stopping most people from grabbing their iPhone and possibly paying $40 a month for the data "turtle speeds"

Personally, I am going to wait for the reviews before I jump in. I've had prior experience with Cingular that wasn't so good.
 

Spin This!

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I agree, but that's not stopping most people from grabbing their iPhone and possibly paying $40 a month for the data "turtle speeds"
I think a lot of people are not seeing the entire picture and getting sucked into the "gotta have it at whatever cost and I gotta have it before everyone else" hype. $40/month—just for the data—will add up after awhile. After a couple months, the "new" novelty is going to wear thin and I think some people are going to be asking themselves "what the hell did I get myself into here?" AT&T and Apple are banking on hype alone to score new customers—as a consumer, I think that's a dangerous river to jump into with no exit plan.

Personally, I am going to wait for the reviews before I jump in. I've had prior experience with Cingular that wasn't so good.
That's what I'm worried about as well... nationwide they were rated pretty mediocre by Consumer Reports. At least if you jump ship, you can try them out for 30 days. If their network is indeed not what you'd expect, get on with somebody else.