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    I hear some of you are getting EDGE speeds with an unlocked Treo 650 in some South Western states with T-Mobile. Can anyone verify if you are getting EDGE speeds in my hometown of Houston, Texas. And also if you are getting EDGE speeds, are you still using T-Zones to access the web or just the regular $20 internet data plan? This would be the deal breaker for me on upgrading from a Treo 600 to a 650 and being able to use T-Zones and get EDGE speeds!
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    i thought EDGE was only wit Cingular
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    it's available in some cities in CA
    if you check dslreports/mspeed, you can find out
    and EDGE will be officially launched in some markets in April
    if you find nokia 3220 in your local T-Mobile store, you'll have EDGE pretty shortly
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    Your absolutely right, but since they share the same towers in some states some users here in Treocentral have reported getting EDGE speeds with T-Mobile.
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    I just spoke with a Tmo data rep this morning at a large store in DC. she essentially confirmed all this. T-Mobile will be selling Edge-enabled handsets in April. The towers around DC are bing upgraded with new software to handle faster data speeds... up to 100kbps vs the current 40kbps. The best part? The higher speeds should just work, no need to change plans! I can't wait to see how this all works out! I wonder if using my laptop and the Treo will be fairly quick.
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    Cristobal,

    I am in the SE states (including Houston) quite a bit. I spent the last year on T-Mo, loving the great rates, but cursing the incredibly poor indoor signal strengths - specifically in the Houston area. I hope you get good reception with your 600 where you use it the most. If not, then I doubt T-Mo EDGE will be noticeably better; poor reception = poor speeds.

    Knowing T-Mo and Cingular share some towers - I was a little concerned, but since I had a few "trial" weeks - I tried Cingular and can tell you that in the Houston area - there is a significant signal strength difference. I can get signal everywhere my peeps with Verizon can; something that never happened with T-Mo (despite calls and friendly CS's trying to help).

    Just something to think about if speed is what you want. Hopefully you have better reception than I did, since T-Mo has cheaper plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z3bum
    I just spoke with a Tmo data rep this morning at a large store in DC. she essentially confirmed all this. T-Mobile will be selling Edge-enabled handsets in April. The towers around DC are bing upgraded with new software to handle faster data speeds... up to 100kbps vs the current 40kbps. The best part? The higher speeds should just work, no need to change plans! I can't wait to see how this all works out! I wonder if using my laptop and the Treo will be fairly quick.

    which DC store did you go to? that's my area! I can't wait to find out more info. Woohoo!
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    by dslreports.com/mspeed result
    max is around 150k
    check tmodns.net
    Cingular is not much better (mycingular.net)
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    just to let everyone know...
    I go to college in downtown atlanta and my wife works there, the tower in downtown has been on edge speeds since I got the 650 in February.
    I hope they roll it out for the rest of merto here in April, because edge speed is very nice...
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    Does anyone here has a Modem Script for MAC OS X for the Treo 650?
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    I have been running speed tests this past week as I travel around Atlanta, and I have not had a single test that was at GPRS speeds. It seems as though tmobile has rolled out EDGE in Atlanta. There may still be some pockets of GPRS out there, but it is nice to have edge at home, work and school! I've gotten speeds as low as the 70s, but most are around 110 with a latency around 2 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPcrazyfly
    i thought EDGE was only wit Cingular
    T-Mo has promised EDGE in "most major markets" by YE 2005. While that is far less coverage than Cingular, it will cover a lot of subscribers.
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    Is the T-Mobile getmorespeed proxy for GPRS functioning? I have been having isues for weeks.
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    I just checked again the getmorespeed proxy and it does not work here.

    Back to the topic: EDGE speed is here in DC downtown as well as in Laurel & College Park, MD areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whmurray
    T-Mo has promised EDGE in "most major markets" by YE 2005. While that is far less coverage than Cingular, it will cover a lot of subscribers.
    Can you point us to the source for your statement "T-Mo has promised EDGE ..."? I have looked all over for an official statement from T-Mobile and have not been able to find one except for some really old press releases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxDot
    Can you point us to the source for your statement "T-Mo has promised EDGE ..."? I have looked all over for an official statement from T-Mobile and have not been able to find one except for some really old press releases.
    I found this general statement on their website:

    "Later this year, T-Mobile plans to launch EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution) service across its nationwide network, offering average data speeds between 100-130 kbps up to three times faster than traditional wired dial-up services."

    Anyway, Tmo EDGE is all over the Metro Atlanta right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxDot
    Can you point us to the source for your statement "T-Mo has promised EDGE ..."? I have looked all over for an official statement from T-Mobile and have not been able to find one except for some really old press releases.
    I got it from GSM World. However, this is all I can find. http://www.gsmworld.com/technology/edge/operators.shtml
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    148 kbit/sec 2 sec latency in Bucks county PA
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarger
    148 kbit/sec 2 sec latency in Bucks county PA
    Better than I see. 80-120, and 2.2 to 2.4 latency. Still beats dialup and approaches ISDN. (I am not sure about ADSL because I do not know what rates it is delivering these days. I think of it as 128K but I am not sure.)
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    YEAH!!!!!!!
    seems edge is up TODAY in chicago....at least far northwest suburbs!!!!!
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