Originally Posted by phonemonkey
It sounds like you had a bad EDGE card, or an old card with only GPRS. You should have seen around 120Kbps (15 kilobytes/sec) if you had an EDGE-capable card in a EDGE service area. That's about 4-5x slower than I usually can get with Sprint EVDO, but I'm more likely to get 1X than EVDO when travelling. And that is usually slower than EDGE.
I bet if you went a half hour out of town, that you would lose that VZ speed advantage.
i live 45 minutes north of the city and the verizon card is just as fast there. the cingular card is brand new. it is there 3G Option GT Max card. the problem is that cincinnati apparently does not have the luxury of the edge network. cincinnati is not that great of city (putting it nicely) so i don't blame cingular for not investing in it.
i still have the card in my office. since we can't get any kind of refund on it i will most likely have to trash it after it sits on a shelf for a couple years.