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Old 08-13-2006, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got an 8700c unlocked, and on the T-Mobile network. Though I really can't complain about the GPRS performance I'm seeing, I had an opportunity to do some driving around today, and yep - just about 1.5 miles from my house, it switches over to EDGE. What surprised me though, was that even in areas with a weaker signal strength than I get here at home, I was EDGE enabled. I thought there was some interdependency there, but apparently not. So, I guess I just wait for whatever it takes in terms of network expansion . . . or move.

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Transmitting at 88-92 dB on EDGE where I am at right now...
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Cheers all,

Yeah I must say that I can't complain for the performance of GPRS getting EDGE network (or deriving optimum performance & speed) may be a tricky issue. At certain places within my home I get EDGE at 85-95dB at others 50-60dB. I'd recommend getting your operator to send you the Service books again. That's what I was advised by my operator & after I did that everything is working seamlessly.

Tell me if it works for you.

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Cheers all,

Yeah I must say that I can't complain for the performance of GPRS getting EDGE network (or deriving optimum performance & speed) may be a tricky issue. At certain places within my home I get EDGE at 85-95dB at others 50-60dB. I'd recommend getting your operator to send you the Service books again. That's what I was advised by my operator & after I did that everything is working seamlessly.

Tell me if it works for you.

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Service books have been re-sent many times, and a rep did a "network reset". It appears that despite signal strength, I just can't hit and EDGE connection where I live. Driving down the road a bit, it locks on to EDGE, so I think it's just a mystery I'll have to live with for now. Thanks for the idea though.

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Just curious. Does EDGE service come at extra cost for those BB users whose BB's can use it? Or is it included in the price of the data plan?
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EDGE is not an extra cost if you already have an active Blackberry data plan.

Devices that operate on EDGE networks: BlackBerry 7130c, BlackBerry 7130g, BlackBerry 8700c, BlackBerry 8700g, BlackBerry 8700r.
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