What is Edge?

eltocliousus

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I've had my iPhone for about 2 months now and i cannot figure out what Edge is? I use Wi-Fi to connect. I've googled it, searched the forums. Everything. So what is Edge? And thanks for the help, have a great evening - Eltoc
 

Lincoln

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EDGE is the data network that your carrier provides. If you have EDGE, you will see a little box with an 'E' inside of it beside your carrier logo.

- John
 

eltocliousus

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I don't think I will be using of anyway since It costs but thanks
 
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This may seem irrelevant, but on my HTC 8125. Sometimes the "E" will change to a "G", and go back and forth?
 
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This may seem irrelevant, but on my HTC 8125 Sometimes the "E" will change to a "G", and go back and forth?
G means GPRS. That is a 2G (second generation) network. Edge is an extension to GPRS, or 2.5G as they say.

When you can't get Edge coverage you will switch to GPRS. GPRS maxes out about 60kbps, while edge can go up to 200 but averages around 128kbps.
 
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G means GPRS. That is a 2G (second generation) network. Edge is an extension to GPRS, or 2.5G as they say.

When you can't get Edge coverage you will switch to GPRS. GPRS maxes out about 60kbps, while edge can go up to 200 but averages around 128kbps.
Whats really weird is that sometimes when I come home, and dock/cradle my HTC, it will have access to edge in this really weird part of my room, facing a direction that you would never think to get service, but when moved will go back to GPRS:eek:
 

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For the record:

Voice calling is 2GSM, GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is actually 2.5G, and EDGE (Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution) is 2.75G.

EGDE actually sort of falls under the 3G definition, though not as we know it with UMTS, HSDPA, HSDPA+ and the upcoming HSUPA which will actually make 3G truly functional.