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Old 11-23-2008, 04:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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1X or 1xRTT = Verizon's slower Data network. Verizon calls their 1xRTT network Express Network or National Accesss, and claim speeds are up to 144kbps (burstable), average is 60-80Kbps.

EVDO = Verizon's faster data network. It has two speeds.. Rev 0 and Rev A. Verizon calls their EVDO network their BroadBand Access network.

Verizon phones will show either 1XEV or just EV when you have an EVDO connection.

According to Verizon's older FAQ page, they claimed thier Rev 0 network provides typical download speeds in the area of 400-700kbps and upload speeds of 60 xxx8211; 80 Kbps. Their FAQ used to say downloads were burstable up to 2Mbits/s.

For Rev A Verizon claims typical download speeds in the area of 600 Kbps xxx8211; 1.4 Mbps, and typical upload speeds of 500 xxx8211; 800 Kbps.. While technically burstable up to 3Mbits/s, Verizon's FAQ no longer lists burstable speeds for EVDO.

The Storm is a Rev A capable device.

Unfortunately, their Rev A devices don't tell you if you are on a Rev 0 or Rev A tower. They just report back EVDO.
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