Internet Speed?

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Internet Speed?

So the Blackberry is the first phone I have gotten an internet plan on. Now I have heard edge is a slower data transfer. Is it extremely noticeable? Because I got the blackberry for internet access and now Im wondering if I should have gone the route of the blackjack II...
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Teacher

Re: Internet Speed?

You can expect somewhere between 80-140 Kb/s on the EDGE network.
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How much would I be able to get on the 3G network?

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Guru

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The book answer for this is 400-700 kb/s but when I had my 8525 I consistently got in the 800's.  It's a noticeable difference but the battery drain is also very noticeable. 
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Mentor

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Wow, so its about a 10 times speed difference.. so why is my 8310 on the edge network on not 3G?
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Professor

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Because the radio in the 8310 doesn't support 3G. None of the BBs do yet.
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Teacher

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Actualy 400-700 is with HSDPA. With 3G you will get 180-320.
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Guru

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3g is both UMTS and HSDPA with most of the newer phones (PDA's) being HSDPA. 

The main reason why the 8310 is on the EDGE network is to conserve battery life.  3g phones are known for having poor battery life.
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Re: Internet Speed?


chain298 wrote:

The main reason why the 8310 is on the EDGE network is to conserve battery life.



That's really more incidental than intentional.  Basically, RIM hasn't released any 3G devices except for the EVDO models.
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