EDGE is not really bad

thesaint

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I have been testing the browsing speed through EDGE and I have a feeling that for normal browsing its really not bad. What do you think?
 

Shirazik

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Ya EDGE is perfectly acceptable for me. Is it true that if the iPhone was 3G compatible then the battery life would suffer because of it?
 

thesaint

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yeah thats what I have as well heard. Until n unless u browse a lot on your iPhone I don't see a need for the 3G. Thats my opinion!
 

jacjac2

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depends on place

Really? For me it's hit or miss. Sometimes it's ok, sometimes I get 9kb/s... that's right 9!
In Central Texas town where I am , it is great, bets the Wi-Fi in my house, but when I go to Houston, not as good. I am thinking the number of people using it may have something to do with it.
 

thesaint

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Really? For me it's hit or miss. Sometimes it's ok, sometimes I get 9kb/s... that's right 9!
damn! thats freakin crazy. guess it depends on the signal as well. I have a understanding that the towers for regular network and EDGE are not the same.
 

tfg

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Agreed. For doing basic things it isn't that bad. Like jut going to a website and checking something. I've been using the wifi today and its significantly faster. This is the first experience getting the full use of this phone because I'm on vacation and its pretty incredible. Ive been using the free wifi from the hotel im staying at and ive been off and on the internet all day and it is really unbelievable what u can do on this thing.
 

cdfink08

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please excuse me if this is a stupid question but how exactly do you guys know how fast your edge is...mine here in indiana runs pretty well but how do I get an accurate reading in how fast it is
 

bigmac

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Edge network is the slowest service for cell phones... It is the same speed as dial up, and can be a lot faster if ATT explored it more!