So why did Apple and AT&T choose EDGE and not the AT&T 3G network for the iPhone? Because EDGE covers 90 percent of the country, while the 3G network covers just a few markets. Until AT&T builds out its 3G network to reach the rest of us, the iPhone will remain a 21st century device running on a 20th century network.
Stats are one thing, "real world" usage is another. I live in the Washington DC area/Va. and find that Edge is fast enough for what I want to do (email, web, etc.)
I'm still holding on to hope that there's some sort of "hidden" 3G adapter in the phone..... I will bust a nut in my pants, when they announce the unlocking of that feature. lolI understand that G3 cover only the large Markets at this time, but why not built it with G3 for the people that have it already. It sounds like people think you can have only one or the other. A phone can switch between G3 and EDGE.
What I see is that At&t would have charged $40 a month for the Data Plan on 3G instead $20 for the EDGE. The iPhone is a PDA and could not have a cheaper plan than other PDA's with 3G. With that said, how many of you would have got the iPhone if you had to pay $40 instead of $20? That is why I believe At&t went with EDGE.
I am with you. My laptop is missing 3G and a phone that it can tether with it.I'm still holding on to hope that there's some sort of "hidden" 3G adapter in the phone..... I will bust a nut in my pants, when they announce the unlocking of that feature. lol