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Old 10-19-2004, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What difference/s, if any, does it make to set the "Network to Send Over" field in SMS settings to GPRS or GPRS Preferred from GSM? Thanks
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I'm not sure. My guess is that maybe its faster if you are on the GPRS network, but if you only are getting a GSM signal then at least you can still SMS. I have it set to GPRS preferred. I know the IM on the 7100t uses sms as well so I hope using GPRS makes chatting with that faster.
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The way I understand it, if it sends SMS over GSM, then it will count against your plan (if you don't have unlimited SMS). If it sends over GPRS, and assuming you have an unlimited data plan, then it will more or less be free to SMS. I will assume that GPRS vs GPRS Preferred simply gives you the option to use GSM if GPRS is not available (the latter of the two).

As for the GPRS being faster, its SMS... which is limited to a certain number of characters... how much quicker can you get? GSM and GPRS have their benefits - some places do not have GPRS (data) capabilities. GPRS is faster, but you may have to deal with lag. I would assume that GSM is the more stable of the two (imo).
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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So, I guess it's best to just leave it at the default setting - "GSM" - since that'll guarantee SMS's are sent/received as long as one has a GSM signal.
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Nah, GPRS preferred... that way, as mentioned before, it probably won't go against your SMS plan if you have unlimited internet.
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Just be aware if you're roaming, GPRS over GSM will possibly not work and you'll need to remember to set it back to GSM.
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On GPRS preferred, it will use GPRS if available. If not it will automatically try to use GSM
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Nah, GPRS preferred... that way, as mentioned before, it probably won't go against your SMS plan if you have unlimited internet.
Yeah, I have unlimited SMS as well as unlimited data with the BlackBerry Minutes & More plan from Tmo so I'm not concerned with sending SMS's via GSM. Have you noticed SMS's are sent/received quicker via GPRS? And, if "GPRS Preferred" uses GSM when GPRS is not available, then I'd might as well use that setting.

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Ah, you confirmed my assumption about GPRS Preferred. [/quote]
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yup ;)
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so since everywhere i go my phone is on "edge", which you guys say means i can send free sms messages using gprs, does that mean i can cancel my extra 1000 text messages with t-mobile and pay $9.95 less per month?
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Question: Does setting it to GSM or GPRS affect whether or not I can receive attachments in SMS?
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