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Old 08-11-2008, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

This may seem like a really stupid question - why does my 8800 always say GPRS and never EDGE?

I am with Vodafone in the UK - given that the new standard seems to be 3G I find it hard to imagine Vodafone not having EDGE coverage - or am I expecting too much

Thanks for your advice.

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Old 08-11-2008, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Your carrier's network may not have EDGE.
They may have jumped from GPRS directly to a 3G network and skipped EDGE.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Many carriers in the UK did exactly that - they skipped EDGE completely.
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Thanks for the quick reply

Looks like I am stuck on GPRS - until I save enough to buy a Bold....
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Yep, I can confirm Voda in UK jumped from GPRS to 3G.
When roaming abroad (France for example) you'll see EDGE
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