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Old 06-24-2007, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any rogers users having this issue? My phone is like 80% of the time on GPRS and not EDGE...
I'm in Toronto, so it's not like it's not a big city...
This has been happening all last week and this week, and it keeps dropping calls.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My 8300 always reads EDGE regardless of where I travel within Canada including the GTA.
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mine has been like literally 80% of the time on GPRS since I got it....
i'm in the GTA and i know that my pearl and my previous berrys weren't like that...
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Exchange that bad boy.. Or call data 1-416-931-3282. (Rogers Dealer here, lol) See if Data Services can help you with it... Sounds like the preferred network is set to GPRS instead of EDGE...

if they can't help.. Go b**** out the store you got it from!

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I'm in Toronto as well with Rogers
i have noticed that my 8300 switches to GPRS more often than when i had the Pearl, but i wouldn't say 80%.
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I'm also on Rogers in downtown Toronto with an 8300. I do notice it going to GPRS a bit more often than my 8700, but mostly when in bigger buildings. Hardly ever outside. I would say mine is on EDGE most of the time. Seems even better in downtown Montreal, don't remember seeing GPRS at all.
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I live and work in downtown toronto (live on queens quay and work on bay) and I have noticed it go back and forth on both my 8700 and my curve. it is usually on EDGE, but seeing GPRS is not unusual. I wouldn't say i am seeing it more than when using the 8700.
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I never really noticed it on my Pearl, but I notice my Curve dropping to GRPS as well. Usually when I am on a phone call, it can drop to GRPS then about 10 seconds later it switches to Edge. I hope its just a bug in the Rogers software, and it will be fixed in one the updates.

I'm on AT&T in the US and I installed the Rogers OS.
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Could be a network issue. Has anyone bothered to actually call Rogers?
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i called rogers.
they said it's weird and shouldn't be happening...
sending a new phone out... we shall see if it's the phone or the network...
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I travelled to Toronto last week. I am on att. When I connected for the first time at the airport, I connected GPRS. I thought it was a roaming problem. It eventually switched to EDGE and remained there for the rest of the week.
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so far i've been on edge a lot more than GPRS with the new phone...
My aunt mentioned last night that the covereage in Toronto really sucks though and that all phones drop a lot of calls...
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I find coverage in Toronto is excellent. I don't think I've experienced a dropped call in a year. Although I get kicked down to GPRS from EDGE every now and again, you have to realize that downtown Toronto is nothing but tall buildings and obstructions. And on top of that, everyone around you is on their blackberry. I spend time in Manhattan's financial district and Toronto's financial district on a regular basis and I can honestly tell you that I see several times more data capable phones (and more specifically blackberries) being used on the street in Toronto than anywhere else I've been. We are data crazy-- You are bound to run into some service glitches (if you can call it that). Despite that, I always have a signal and always have connectivity. Having a slightly slower data connection every now and again doesn't harm me. I still get my messages and it doesn't last for long.
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Right... but I'm also not living downtown, I work there, and like even at my home, which is not near downtown, nor is it like in the 'boonies', i still wasn't getting reception/
The other day I was at bathurst and harbord and i kept dropping calls.
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people at bathurst and harbord only use their phones to sell drugs, so it's probably best their calls get dropped.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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hi guys i am in the UK, with O2, just got the curve this afternoon, and oh surprise, 02 says EGDGE is available with roaming partners, but it looks like otherwise I am GPRS in the UK, this is horrible!
any thoughts? is there a way to change this? I will call them tomorrow first thing anyway.
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