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    I have a Cingular Treo 600 with T-Mobile service.

    I am somewhat concerened about the rumors that the new T-Mobile versions of the T600 will be optimized for their network and am wondering whether to switch to one when it becomes available.

    I don't know if this is a valid test, but I have run the bandwidth meter at http://www.2wire.com and have come up with various numbers ranging from 30-40K with an average in the low mid 30s (sorry, not too scientific). I was curious what other users might have found or if there are any more tools out there.

    BTW, this test is not a good idea if you don't have unlimited data, since it transfers about 400-500K
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    I found this site http://www.wirelessclueless.com/data.asp

    It estimates that the maximum expected bandwidth for GPRS can probably not realistically exceed 44 Kbps. Of course, this document was written in 2001, and it was expected that sometime in 2002 rates would be possible in the 60s.

    That said, I've found a number of sites that say 44 Kbps is probably really the best most GPRS networks can deliver - inclucing:

    http://www.gprshelp.co.uk/#_What_Data_rates

    http://www.911dispatch.com/informati...a_gartner.html

    http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/3423

    etc.

    I got 30.2 in my first test.

    Danita
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    T-Mobile's "optimizing" for faster data transfer is probably just configuring the T-600's proxy settings to use T-Mobile's proxy server. The proxy apparently strips down web graphics to lower resolution so the pages load faster (but look the same on the T-600's screen).

    I've already added the proxy settings to Blazer and the web pages seem to load faster. Still testing though.
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    Originally posted by heberman
    I've already added the proxy settings to Blazer and the web pages seem to load faster. Still testing though.
    and thos settings would be???????? Share the Joy
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    I got 97.8 kbps with Sprint.. 2 bars
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    I get 110kbps with Sprint in Dallas on my Treo 600. I'me very interested in what speeds GPRS users are getting. I used www.2wire.com

    Be sure to clear your cache between each test so you don't load the test page from your device's cache,.

    Larry
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    Pretty weak @ 27.2 Kbps and I'm not gonna try it a 2nd time @ approx 530 kb transferred during the test
    T750 w/Cingular
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    I went to http://www.texan.net/speed.htm and tested. I got 41.6Kbps reported. I have T-Mobile GPRS. I tested from my house in Hawaii, and had 4 bars of signal.
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    Originally posted by jskier
    I went to http://www.texan.net/speed.htm and tested. I got 41.6Kbps reported. I have T-Mobile GPRS. I tested from my house in Hawaii, and had 4 bars of signal.
    i got a 49.2 from nyc.

    i am using the t-mobile proxy.
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    My proxy settings: getmorespeed.t-mobile.com port: 8080
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    My T600 is on Cingular GPRS/GSM in San Antonio, TX. I used www.texan.net/speed.htm to test the speed. My line speed is 46.5 Kbps and 5.7 Kbytes/sec with 4 bars.

    By contrast, my DSL line is at 4080 Kbps and 500 Kbytes/sec on the same test at www.texan.net/speed.htm.

    Not comparing apples to apples, but I thought it gave a good benchmark against a broadband connection.
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    Originally posted by av8tor
    My T600 is on Cingular GPRS/GSM in San Antonio, TX. I used www.texan.net/speed.htm to test the speed. My line speed is 46.5 Kbps and 5.7 Kbytes/sec with 4 bars.

    By contrast, my DSL line is at 4080 Kbps and 500 Kbytes/sec on the same test at www.texan.net/speed.htm.

    Not comparing apples to apples, but I thought it gave a good benchmark against a broadband connection.
    I ran tests from this site on my Treo 600 at www.texan.net/speed.htm with and without the T-Mobile proxy. Without, I get in the mid twenties to low thirties, with I get in the mid to upper 40s. This would indicate that the proxy is indeed working and comprssing the stream. I noted when I tried to access the site directly, it stated that the image compression was turned off and they were in the process of upgrading. Maybe this will get faster.

    I also stopped in at a Sprint store today and ran tests on a CDMA T600 with results from about 90K to 110K. Sprint indeed has a faster data network. While surfing, it didn't feel that fast -- so I wonder what real world test would be loading a website from start to finish.

    I also ran these tests at home on my DSL line. The 4080K/500 numbers are not real -- they are the maximum numbers when you load from the cache. I get these the second time I run. On the first run I get 1043.5Kbps/127.9 which seems roughly on par. Doing a refresh did not seem to work, so I delete files in the IE options menu.

    All in all, neither the TMobile or Sprint gave a very satisfying experience while loading pages except those tuned for phones. Hopefully as more people get these phones the demand for services will drive everyone to improve network speeds.

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