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Question about EDGE

AtillaThePun

Oct 19, 2003, 12:07 AM
Edge is defined in the PhoneScoop glossary as:

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EDGE

(Enhanced Data for Global Evolution)

An upgrade for GSM/GPRS networks that triples data speeds over standard GPRS.

Because it is based on existing GSM technology, EDGE is a smooth upgrade for GSM network operators. It also works within existing spectrum, making it ideal for countries without dedicated 3G spectrum, such as the US.

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Does that mean it will work with current GPRS client phones?

PS Rich if you see this "exsiting" is spelled wrong in the original article. And I love the spell checker in the new forums!!
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Rich Brome

Oct 19, 2003, 12:50 AM
No, plain GPRS phones will not get the speed boost. A phone must be specifically be EDGE-capable in order to benefit from the extra speed.

I should probably expand that definition to explain that a bit better.

Thanks for the heads-up on the typo!
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