Originally Posted by chrishow
I'm very curious to know how you got on with your 8707v on T Mobile.
- Have you been able to get the browsing working?
- Is the 8707v getting a 3G/UMTS connection on T Mobile, or are you stuck with GRPS?
My understanding from our UK T Mobile rep that the 8700 which they sell supports EDGE but not UMTS.
Voda UK supply the 8707v which supports UMTS but not EDGE.
Now I'm keen to purchase the 8707v, but want to know that I will get a UMTS connection, otherwise I will be better off with the 8700g.
I managed to use the Web n' walk service that UK T-Mo provide to other customers using 3G devices - I now have a service book called 'Blackberry Internet browsing service' (BIS).
It took me a dozen phone calls to get that set up.
I tried a mobile speed test to check the download speed. I can confirm that I am getting 3G (UMTS) on my BB.
One minor drawback is the latency. It's pretty high. I suspect that this is due to many moving parts in the blackberry network architecture. You'll get that if you're using BIS/BES irrespective of provider or whether you're using EDGE,UMTS or GPRS.
Your sales rep is right. Re 8700 EDGE.
One other point worth considering is the UMTS drain on the battery. You'll be able to find info on that in other posts in this forum.