So..they upgraded EDGE? Coulda Suprised Me...

dolo

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Ladies, Gents,

Hope all is well.

So I've enjoyed getting used to this thing and typing is getting better but my hands cramp trying to type with 2 hands because the lady is too slippery and svelte. probably something e-grips can fix.

In any case - I've been loading http://www.dslreports.com/mspeed and running the 100 and 200kb file tests. I am averaging 70kbits/sec. My high was 109kbits/sec. I've been reading about people over the last couple of days getting up to 225 kbits/sec on EDGE (before iPhone) due to the rumored upgrade of the network.

Am I going crazy here or is everyone getting 70kbits/sec or so on their iPhones?

I am based in dead center midtown NYC with full bars.

Lastly - another terribly annoying thing: if you lose signal (elevator or subway) it takes at least 15 seconds to reconnect to the service. However, even when it shows bars - I've had numerous "Call Failed" notices.

A little peeved - but the device is pretty damn innovative and wifi is "butterz" on this thing.

Please share!

Regards,
dolo
 

threed82

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Southern Maine, im getting lows of 50kbit/s and high's of 130kbit/s

Usually just over 100kbit/s id say for an average though, still, not TOO terrible. i can definatly live with 100,

On the other hand, the first time i ran the 1mb file on wifi (at home) i hit like 780kbit/s... but now it keeps telling me to choose a larger file, lol... I guess thats a good thing
 

dolo

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im getting around 190kbps for the most part on EDGE.
Disco, where are you located?

I did a reset (hold down the home + top left key together) and it seems that my speeds have bumped a bit and it also seems that I have less volatility between signal going from 5 bars to none, etc.

Not scientific...may be complete coincidence or a network affect.

Regards,
dolo
 

dolo

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mbhockey - where in nyc are you?

I've noticed better speeds out in Williamsburg then I do in most parts of the city. I live in midtown.

I hit my highest speed ever @ 145 kbit/sec today, but I also hit my lowest at 20 kbit/sec.

I can't believe vzw passed this sucker up. Oye.

dolo