iPhone download music over EDGE too

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I didn't knew this before reading this article about downloading music over EDGE. I have read about 3G connection but..

If you don't have any 3G signal or WiFi where you are, and have a great data-plan, then EDGE should be fine!
 

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I didn't knew this before reading this article about downloading music over EDGE. I have read about 3G connection but..

If you don't have any 3G signal or WiFi where you are, and have a great data-plan, then EDGE should be fine!
Be prepared to wait. Also, make sure your iPhone is either fully charged or plugged in because it will require a lot of radio use.
 

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Be prepared to wait. Also, make sure your iPhone is either fully charged or plugged in because it will require a lot of radio use.
That's not quite right in every situations: I have downloaded files with EDGE - about 150-200KB/Sec. So a music piece of 5MB would take 2-4 minutes max.
 

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That's not quite right in every situations: I have downloaded files with EDGE - about 150-200KB/Sec. So a music piece of 5MB would take 2-4 minutes max.
If EDGE downloads were that quick, I'd never need to go to 3G. In my region of the US, EDGE data speeds average around 100 kb/sec, or 12 KB/sec. Most times, EDGE is actually less than 100 kb/sec. Your 2-4 minutes can easily double or triple.
 

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If EDGE downloads were that quick, I'd never need to go to 3G. In my region of the US, EDGE data speeds average around 100 kb/sec, or 12 KB/sec. Most times, EDGE is actually less than 100 kb/sec. Your 2-4 minutes can easily double or triple.
I'm lucky living in Denmark at that point..;)...but you're right! - Some areas with bad or low connection will take some time...maybe 5-10 minutes for one music piece. But if you're on a god data-plan it doesn't matter..only time.
 

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EDGE is fast enough to dl itune music, but not enough for those tv shows or movies. so for larger files, even in 3g network, i still use the old way on computer and sync to my iPhone.
 

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Sorry, Just to confirm... As far as downloading stuff from iTunes is concerned. Does it download over WiFi only, or it can download over 3G and Edge as well?