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EDGE vs GPRS

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by kashkanantambu, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. kashkanantambu

    kashkanantambu Junior Member
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    Between the two which is the better?

    I know that EDGE offers a higher data rate and allows for 3G functionalities than GPRS,but is there anything else?

    Holla:confused:
     
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  2. Charlyee

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    Hi there, let's see a flip definition would be EDGE (EGPRS) is GPRS on steroids.

    EDGE or EGPRS can enable data transfer rates of up to 385 kilobits/sec. GPRS rates go from s 9 to over 170 kbit/s .

    EDGE is not directly related to 3G, infact EDGE is often referred to as 2.5G.

    3G is based on WCDMA (or UMTS depending on which part of the world you are talking to).

    I hope I made some sense, please let me know. :)
     
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  3. Jay2TheRescue

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    I love it when you talk technical like that Charlyee... ;)

    -Jay
     
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  4. Charlyee

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    Ah! dear Jay, the incurable flirt.....:D
     
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  5. SteveW

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    As Charlyee indicated, the designations 1G, 2G, 3G, etc., don't specify a particular technology or data rate. Rather they are "generations" or classes of technologies, each with their own data rates (both theoretical and practical). In general, each of the cellular providers is in the process of updating their networks/devices for 3G data rates and services.

    For GSM providers the 3G technology is WCDMA/UMTS, as Charlyee said. This article has more detail including a nice list of standards/acronyms and lists EDGE as 2.75G (now that's really splitting hairs!! :rolleyes: ).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPRS
     
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    SteveW, great article thanks. I suppose 2.75 G would be correct for EGPRS since GPRS is theoritically 2.5 G.

    Thanks for your post, much better clarification than my cryptic one :D

    kaskantambu, you always do ask thought provoking questions, that's great, makes me think..:) Did your question get answered?
     
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    Steven2420 World Champions Baby!!!!!
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    Talk about an incurable flirt, you just do it at the MENSA level. I get dizzy when you talk "Tech" Charlyee. You are the best. You are like WA's Einstein. We are SOOOOO proud of you!!! :notworthy
     
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  8. Charlyee

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    Geez Steven talk about trashing an excellent thread....:rolleyes:

    scrumhalf is probably getting a good laugh at your post since he had to correct me on the WCDMA/UMTS frequencies just yesterday.

    AND

    Talking about incurables, you are incurably goofy and getting worse by each nanosec.............................:lmao:


    PS: So what level is SteveW flirting at, since his reply was much more comprehensive than mine, or don't you believe in Equal Opportunity......?:p
     
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  9. Steven2420

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    Wirelessly posted (Nokia 6682: Nokia6131/2.0 (03.50) Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    I believe only in DWAYNE WADE, that's it! And remember Charlyee, no thread is ruined, just derailed!
     
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  10. Steven2420

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    I never denied being goofy, ever. That is what makes me lovable, right guys, can I get a little help from me friends please?????
     
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  11. Jay2TheRescue

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    Ok, I'll concede that as long as you recognize that I'm the original WA flirt... :lol:

    -Jay
     
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  12. Charlyee

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    I will vouch for that Jay....:D
    Yeah guys our 6' tall VP buddy needs help in protecting himself from a 5' 3" mere engineer.......:lmao:


    PS: Kashkanantambu you are probably thinking how could your very legit and interesting question come down to this.
     
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  13. Steven2420

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    Charlyee:

    I surrender to my teacher---my mentor in WA. I could never compete with an Engineering Degree from NASA, as well as someone who worked on the Lunar Rover and was one sick astronaut away from being the Commander during a shuttle mission. Not to mention a degree from MIT and an IQ of almost 247.3.
    Still love ya Wisconsin!!!

    Jay,

    You got a deal buddy, thanks for the backup!!
     
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  14. SteveW

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    Charlyee - all I did was add in some background information that you already know, but perhaps the OP did not. Since I don't know all this stuff off the top of my head, I looked it up in Wikipedia. That's what I like about this community - everybody can add in their little contribution. :)

    Personally, I don't place too much stock in the 2.75 G, 3.14159 G kind of stuff, since technology proceeds incrementally. All this talk about "generations" of technology is a bit artificial, don't you think? More marketing than anything else, IMHO.
     
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    Ironically, the word "mensa" in spanish means "stupid", at least in Mexico. LOL!
     
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  16. Charlyee

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    Steve, you are being far too modest.

    I agree with you, the 2.75 G etc. is just a marketing gimmic (what is not?). I am surprised that nobody has talked about a 3.14159G, [​IMG]G, I think that sounds very catchy and would be yet another marketing ploy....:)
     
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  17. Jay2TheRescue

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    At least its not like Kirby vacuum cleaners. The only difference between the Generation 3 "G3" through the G6 is just the colors of the various models and a slight headlight variation...

    -Jay
     
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  18. kashkanantambu

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    Yes I did. Thanks for the reply.
     
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