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# 19232 10-Feb-2008 18:51
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Hello there.

I have a Nokia 3220. Apparently these phones can connect with EDGE. When I look in the 'connectivity' menu, all I see is GPRS and my connect rate is turd - around 44kbps. Which smells a lot like GPRS speed.

Can anyone help me out here? I'm new to Nokias so I have no idea what I am doing. Do I need to ask Vodafone to provide the EDGE connectivity or something? Or is EDGE just part of GPRS? Halp halp I am leaking noob everywhere.

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  # 109721 10-Feb-2008 18:55
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The Vodafone network in NZ does not use EDGE.

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  # 109723 10-Feb-2008 19:03
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EDGE is an update to GPRS that uses different timings to increase performance to almost the same levels as CDMA 1xRTT.

As sbiddle points out, there's no EDGE service in New Zealand.


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  # 109726 10-Feb-2008 19:06
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Aparently the new GSM850 Network Telecom is building will support EDGE, but that doesn't come online until late this year.

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  # 109729 10-Feb-2008 19:15
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Vodafone must be praying that their 3G network will be more widespread without a good solid EDGE (also known as EGPRS by the way) network before Telecom comes along.

EDGE is what a lot of phones support nowadays, but Vodafone still has a slower (by a bit) GPRS network.

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  # 109774 11-Feb-2008 02:00
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Ohhh I see thanks everyone. Damnit.

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