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EDGE, GPRS, and EV-DO

Discussion in 'Western US Wireless Forum' started by Gabriel, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Gabriel

    Gabriel TICUS AD MORTEM
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    question on speeds. i have cingular, and my v551 can do both EDGE and GPRS. the phone changes automatically from GPRS to EDGE and vise versa some times, and i have used the web in both settings. i notice no difference in the speed of either one. can you?

    also, changing technologies a bit: is EV-DO the same speed as EDGE? i used a moto 815 on verizon and i noticed NO eyebrow-raising performance.
     
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    I have actually noticed major differences with using 1x and EVDO on Verizon's network. Not only for Mobile Web usage, but most definitely for computer/laptop usage.
     
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    I tested out both EDGE and EV-DO for my company a while ago, I found for general surfing there was not too much difference, but for playing games, and downloading EV-DO was a lot faster with less latency. You can also see a difference in some video feeds and loading of web sites with high graphics. What speeds are you seeing with EDGE. I also had a few more disconnections while driving and using EDGE, but that might be more related to coverage.
     
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    The phone probably doesn't have a fast enough processor in order to really see the difference between EDGE and GPRS...


    EV-DO runs at light-speed compared to EDGE....

    EDGE: ~110kbps
    EV-DO: 300-800kbps (with the theoretical peak at ~2.1megabits)

    Another reason EV-DO phones (ala the VX8000/8100 on Verzion) seem faster is because they have the faster processors that allow them to render the page faster.

    Its like plugging in a cable internet connection to an old Pentium 90 mhz and trying to browse the web.... The speed of the connection eclipses the speed of the processor.
     

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