I'm I the only one? - Edge is pretty fast!

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cbnash

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With all the negative talk about how slow Edge was going to be on the iPhone, I was fearing the worst. I now find that Edge works very well loading pages, getting my email, etc. It's also been pretty stable as well.
 

EricFink

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I wouldn't say pretty "fast" but its definitely not nearly as bad as 3g users make it out to be. It loads pages in a reasonable time, works great with email and widgets, and seems more than reliable. EDGE is everywhere, too, so I don't have to worry about being without Internet access wherever I go.
 

Bluesy1

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Yeah I'd say I'm fairly impressed with EDGE so far. I've been checking email and surfing the web today at home with Wifi off, just to see.
 

diranged

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Yeah I'd say I'm fairly impressed with EDGE so far. I've been checking email and surfing the web today at home with Wifi off, just to see.

I've got to agree... EDGE seems quite a bit faster than people made it out to be. I get 200+kbps anywhere in the Bay Area and thats plenty fast to view web pages. It streams YouTube videos as well, which is just amazing IMO.

Yeah, 3G is faster ... but its not everywhere -- and that's important.
 

alpinelegacy06

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for me itz half way decent, not impressive though. itz not as bad as everyone whines about. i'm still stickin wit my wifi 4 now.
 

mrmacbook

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With all the negative talk about how slow Edge was going to be on the iPhone, I was fearing the worst. I now find that Edge works very well loading pages, getting my email, etc. It's also been pretty stable as well.
as a few others noted, it kind of depends where you are. I live in the burbs, and edge is a joke at home. I just surf with my wifi network. At work, there is a cell tower like across the street, so edge is really fast there.
 

ItoGator

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I find it fast at times and dreadfully slow at others. I don't think it's related to signal streghnth as I almost always have a strong signal.
 

tadrewcook

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EDGE here in Hawaii is good. I personally haven't had any 3G experience yet as we don't have it here. So I'm not really missing anything.

Hell I went to an Alan Jackson concert Sunday and used EDGE to upload pics to my photobucket and it wasn't slow at all!
 

DUKEL

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I've owned plenty of 3g phones including the blackjack. As far as internet browsing goes, i see very little difference in speed. The only thing I notice is 3g streams video better. I actually prefer edge because I love gsm and hate any sort of cdma.:(
 

thedwp

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With all the negative talk about how slow Edge was going to be on the iPhone, I was fearing the worst. I now find that Edge works very well loading pages, getting my email, etc. It's also been pretty stable as well.
It gets you by until you can hit a wifi...but if you've ever seen 3G you'd see a difference.