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Old 01-17-2008, 06:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I hope someone can help me here...

In reading about EV-DO vs. GSM/EDGE it appears that EV-DO is, on average, about 5 times faster in data transfer than GSM/EDGE. Can anyone relate any real time experience to this information? Has anyone moved from Verizon to AT&T or in reverse and can speak to the differences?

I use my 8830 for Web browsing quite a bit, but I'm tired of the unfulfilled promises to resolve the ringtone volume issue and hate the keyboard size and difficulty in seeing the keys in low light, so am considering moving to the Curve.

I am not one to tear apart my BB and put a new keyboard in and don't want to mess around with increasing the gain on MP3 files.

I've done some random tests of the 8830 vs. the 8310 Curve on AT&T and the Curve on AT&T appears to be slower. Any experience out there? Should I be concerned about this, or not?

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there is another post on this that was just recently posted. They are the same speed according to the test on the video...
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Edge averages 50-125 kbps and 1.2 mbps max.

EVDO is 400-800 kbps average and 2.4 to 3.2 mbps max.

However, the speed really depends on the device, processor, memory, the connection itself, distance to the tower, tower congestion and a couple other factors. Those speed tests such as DSLreports, etc, don't really mean a whole lot.
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Son has 8310 ATT and I have 8830 Verizon. Same house in Bronx, NY. EVDO/Edge in house, NYC, Southampton, NY. EVDO hugely faster (2 to 5x). son wants Verizon Pearl now.
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This is the information I was looking for. I think I will still do an "overlap" (both services and Blackberries for 1 month) test because the issues with the keyboard and ringtone volumes just drive me crazy.

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