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Topic # 43122 17-Oct-2009 18:04
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Hey guys want is better GPRS or EDGE.




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  Reply # 264637 17-Oct-2009 18:14
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EDGE is (slightly) faster than GPRS. In New Zealand it makes no difference since EDGE is only avaialble through 2 degrees and while a data plan is not available it's just too expensive to use it...




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  Reply # 264660 17-Oct-2009 19:32
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Edge should be up to 3-4 times the speed of gprs, while 150-200kbps doesn't sound that flash I still think it would be a good upgrade for vodafone.

I've been reading that voda are adding edge in oz

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 264727 18-Oct-2009 01:40
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Does GPRS work with most phones or edge or does it not matter




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  Reply # 264736 18-Oct-2009 08:41
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Many handsets that support GPRS also support EDGE

Nokia has a solution to make EDGE run up to 500k but the cost of the licence is out of this world

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  Reply # 264741 18-Oct-2009 09:00
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nitrotech:
I've been reading that voda are adding edge in oz


I wouldn't believe everything you hear or read.

While most of their network is EDGE compatible now GSM/EDGE is now virtually obsolete since they now have a nationwide 3G network.



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  Reply # 264745 18-Oct-2009 09:14
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johnr: Many handsets that support GPRS also support EDGE

Nokia has a solution to make EDGE run up to 500k but the cost of the licence is out of this world

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You just saying that. You guys do not like 2degrees and wantted everyone to join vodafone.




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  Reply # 264746 18-Oct-2009 09:15
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sbiddle:
nitrotech:
I've been reading that voda are adding edge in oz


I wouldn't believe everything you hear or read.

While most of their network is EDGE compatible now GSM/EDGE is now virtually obsolete since they now have a nationwide 3G network.


I agree with you, but for those with a device that only supports 2100/850 it would be nice to fall back to an acceptable speed, remember the old days of 128/256 so called broadband ;)

Ideal if you have an iphone for example that supports edge but not the voda 900 network.

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  Reply # 264750 18-Oct-2009 09:47
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cws82us:
johnr: Many handsets that support GPRS also support EDGE

Nokia has a solution to make EDGE run up to 500k but the cost of the licence is out of this world

John


You just saying that. You guys do not like 2degrees and wantted everyone to join vodafone.


Is this a known fact or just your opinion?





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  Reply # 264757 18-Oct-2009 10:17
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sbiddle:
nitrotech:
I've been reading that voda are adding edge in oz


I wouldn't believe everything you hear or read.

While most of their network is EDGE compatible now GSM/EDGE is now virtually obsolete since they now have a nationwide 3G network.



And most  inbound roaming revenue is made by GSM technology.



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  Reply # 265572 21-Oct-2009 10:24
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cws82us:
johnr: Many handsets that support GPRS also support EDGE

Nokia has a solution to make EDGE run up to 500k but the cost of the licence is out of this world

John


You just saying that. You guys do not like 2degrees and wantted everyone to join vodafone.


Is this a known fact or just your opinion?



sorry. i was so out of it when i posted that




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  Reply # 265580 21-Oct-2009 10:38
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Personally id love vodafone to utilise EDGE. Try getting 3G speeds on the top of Mt Hutt when uploading photos!! The increase in fall-back speed would be muchly appreciated!




 


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  Reply # 265582 21-Oct-2009 10:39
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cws82us:
johnr: Many handsets that support GPRS also support EDGE

Nokia has a solution to make EDGE run up to 500k but the cost of the licence is out of this world

John


You just saying that. You guys do not like 2degrees and wantted everyone to join vodafone.


Vodafone have commerical agreements with 2degrees

Vodafone is spending the money on UMTS

Out of the regular posters on GZ you post the most stupid comments and you belong with richgamer

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