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GPRS vs. EDGE?

agiannot

Jan 4, 2005, 10:33 PM
I'm a little confused by all this #$@%! terminology! I'm thinking about going GSM, and would like to use my phone for high speed data. I'm looking at the Motorola v620, which has GPRS data. I looked at the review for the upcoming v635, which has "EDGE" data protocol. Are these different? If so, is it a "worthwhile" difference?

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techjunkiegirl

Jan 5, 2005, 6:54 PM
EDGE an enhancement to GPRS that enables data transfer over the wireless internet at speeds of up to 3 times faster than the GPRS transfer used today. When using data products such as downloading a game or graphic or accessing corporate data with Data Connect, EDGE will make the data transfer faster than CSD or GPRS. EDGE data transfer speeds range from 60-170 Kb/sec.
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terryjohnson16

Jan 5, 2005, 8:08 PM
Very Happy I thought it went as high as 384Kbps, not 170Kbps. Please verify that.
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techjunkiegirl

Jan 5, 2005, 8:57 PM
which carrier are we talking about
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terryjohnson16

Jan 5, 2005, 9:00 PM
Very Happy I thought that EDGE in General give you up to 384Kbps. The maximum is 384 Kbps. No matter what carrier.
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techjunkiegirl

Jan 5, 2005, 9:07 PM
well this is the current info that i have it may be updated since last post but cingular edge runs 30-90 with 6200 handset...30-135 with early datacard...verizon and sprint with 1xrtt tech is 60-90 with datacard.. and verizon evdo in wsh dc and san diego runs 300-500 with datacard..now remember edge is still a baby so its destined to be up and running faster as more edge capable handsets are launched...GPRS data transfer speeds range from 30-40 Kbps before in-network acceleration and EDGE is set to be two to three times as fast...
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techjunkiegirl

Jan 5, 2005, 9:21 PM
i'll have to check that out later....i don't have access outside of internal apps
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terryjohnson16

Jan 5, 2005, 9:24 PM
Very Happy ok
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terryjohnson16

Jan 5, 2005, 9:24 PM
Very Happy here:

Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) is a third-generation (3G) high-speed mobile data and Internet access technology, with theoretical peak rates of 473 kbps and average throughput of 110-130 kbps. The average rates are fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including streaming audio and video, fast Internet access and large file downloads. EDGE also can support “push-to-talk” services.

EDGE is occasionally referred to as Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS) because it increases the capacity and data throughput of GPRS by three to four times. Like GPRS, EDGE is a packet-based service, which provides customers with a constant data connection.

EDGE is the result of an effort between TDMA (Time Division...
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techjunkiegirl

Jan 5, 2005, 9:32 PM
thanks...

with theoretical peak rates of 473 kbps and average throughput of 110-130 kbps.


as far as i am informed as of now EDGE data transfer speeds range from 60-170 Kb/sec....
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terryjohnson16

Jan 5, 2005, 9:34 PM
Very Happy Are you using EDGE? If, so on what carrier? Let me guess Cingular, cause T-Mobile doesn't have it yet.
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techjunkiegirl

Jan 5, 2005, 9:35 PM
guessed right....
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terryjohnson16

Jan 5, 2005, 9:38 PM
Very Happy How much are they charging? I hope its not real expensive.
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techjunkiegirl

Jan 5, 2005, 9:46 PM
we have a pay per use feature @ .01 per kb...also we have bundles media plans 1mb with 250 sms and 50 mms for 7.99/mo; unl int usage (from phone); 1500 sms and 250 mms for 19.99/mo...if you are using data connect...we have data unl access for 79.99/mo
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terryjohnson16

Jan 5, 2005, 9:53 PM
Very Happy T-Mobile charges $19.99 for Unlimited GPRS usuage if you use your phone as a modem. Then there is T-Zones for $4.99 for Unlimted usuage(includes unlimited Internet e-mail and Mobile Web content) and $9.99 for T-Zones Pro (includes unlimited access to corporate e-mail, unlimited Internet e-mail, and Mobile Web content)
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techjunkiegirl

Jan 5, 2005, 9:54 PM
sweet plans....i'm on the 19.99 for unl wix
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killerphones

Feb 8, 2011, 8:41 PM
Yeah they are sweet plans. Shocked

How's this for bringing up an old post?
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pickles

Feb 8, 2011, 10:15 PM
wow, 5 years. necropost of the century.
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