View Full Version : BB Modem speeds

03-06-2006, 01:12 PM
Can someone clarify the EDGE speed for me. I was tethering with my old 7290 and got 115kbs speeds. Now with the 8700 I get the same speed.

However, a customer service rep told me that GPRS speeds are 40-70kpbs and EDGE speeds are 70-220kpbs. Therefore, how was I getting 115 with my 7290??

Any insight?

The extra $30 is not worth it for less than 300kpbs IMO.


03-06-2006, 01:19 PM
You were not getting 115kb speeds. That was the speed between the PC and the BB. The BB out onto the Internet (GPRS) was getting 30-40k - 40-70 on a very, very good day. Dial up speeds.

The customer service rep. is right.

All serial connections show 115kb - that is the MAX for a serial connection. Between the PC and the BB.