Has EDGE been getting worse for you too?

SmartAlx

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Is it just me or has Edge continuously gotten worse and worse and worse?
I used to have 4 bars in my home and I could browse for hours with little aggravation (except for the incessant safari crashing every 10 minutes - but that's another issue.) It has been bad, but a couple of weeks ago it started getting even worse! Every 10 minutes the signal goes from 2 bars to "no service." And that lasts for about 20 minutes! AT LEAST! I usually have to toggle airplane mode on/off to get it to reconnect! I have EDGE for about 30% of the time and when I do have it it's sloooooow!

It didn't use to be that bad. It is now. When the iPhone just came out I didn't understand why everybody was complaining about EDGE. It wasn't that bad. Frankly I was pretty impressed with it. But now! MAN! It's AWFUL! MUCH WORSE than dialup.

Ever since Steve dropped the price of the phone, the connection's gotten worse and worse. Clearly the increase in iPhone users has caused us to suffer worse service.

Dangit… us early adopters lost more than $200 when they dropped the price of the phone. We lost good service too. I am especially unsatisfied with that measily insulting $100 credit now.

Please tell me that I'm not alone. You've also been suffering from increasing outages and slower connections, right?
 

whale_hunter

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I live north of chicago and it's always been really good. I'm one of those people that wonders what everyone's complaining about.

Still works fine.
 

Lincoln

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I too have no complaints about EDGE. Although I despise AT&T, EDGE works great for me.
 

SmartAlx

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Darn. Y'all aren't cooperating. You are supposed to be telling me that I'm not the only one. :(
:p
 

iPhreak

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I am in ATL and it is great here too. It has seemed to slow a bit in the last couple of months, but still manageable.
 

Youngbinks

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This is funny actually because yesterday I was loading a website at dinner and I remarked how quick EDGE was going. My Safari did crash at least 3 times though which is highly unusual but who knows what's going on there.
 

fostermom

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I a friend that has a iPhone he complain that his internet was slow as where he live in South Carolina
 

iPimp

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Wish it was a bit faster but it has been as it always has since I have been using it...;)
 

psylichon

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Plenty fast here in Philly. I get about 150k anywhere outside and even 125k in my basement (thick walls).
 

IphoneTony

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I live in New Jersey and mine is great.. Although today it was extremely slow at times. Now its back to normal...
 
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i agree

I agree, edge has gotten worse, but i did a restore for the first time and it did bring the speed back to when i bought it.
 

Resident Plarp

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North of Detroit here. "Could not activate EDGE" is the signal I keep receiving. Completely stock phone v1.1.1

Gotta teach class now so I can't delve into it by any means right now ...
 

Rockky

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also ...you might try a complete boot (hold hone and power button for 10sec or so)....
but....the price drop might just have clogged up the frequency big time.
 

Air

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Reset your iPhone's network settings if the internet is getting wobbly for you.
 

Swagger

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Darn. Y'all aren't cooperating. You are supposed to be telling me that I'm not the only one. :(
:p
I live in South Florida and Edge is pretty fast. I travel frequently and Edge away from home seems very, very, very slow! I've also noticed, since updating to 1.1.2, Edge has slowed considerably. I also have numerous Safari crashes, throughout the day. I am really starting to get pissed off that, Apple continues to release worthless updates, that fail to address the problem with Safari crashing. I have no 3P Apps, so that is not the problem. My volume level, handset and speaker phone are, to say the least, a joke. M

BTW: Apple, where in the heck is the Bluetooth stereo protocol, for a device that was heavily marketed, in terms of the iPod feature? M
 

MiataLord

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Since I updated to 1.1.2 and jailbreak my iPhone edge seems pretty fast and quicker, also edge seems stable with no disconnect problems, edge always hung up on me on 1.1.1 : )
 

psylichon

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I may just have a bad phone then. To Do List: Visit Apple Store, immediately...M
If you're a stock iPhone user and you're having THAT much trouble with Safari, I certainly would take it back, pronto! The only time I've ever seen Safari "disappear" is from a webpage that is repeatable and known to be a problem with that particular page. Maybe you visit a lot of those types of pages?

Anyway, Safari is the most stable browser I've ever used on a mobile device, so I'd say something is wrong with your phone...
 

beej

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If anything, EDGE seems slightly faster in my area recently. Safari has been very stable on my phone since 1.1.1 was released.