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    My sprint T600 (uninsured unfortunately) has been flakey since getting wet several months ago (fwiw/fyi, I've posted detailed accounts of attemts to rectify this (search T600 forum and mytreo.net for posts by me, or search on "disassemble" ).

    Anyway, I may be forced to get a new unit sooner rather than later (tho I'm trying to hang on for the next-gen PalmOS-based T6xx or T7xx or whatever it'll be labeled). Plus, I do some international travel and am leaning towards getting a GSM-based unit whenever I do end up migrating.

    SO, I'm curious as to what actual data connection speed folks are getting with their GSM-based T650's, since I relatively often use my T600 as a modem for my lapstation (via USB & PDAnet -- which works great ) and I've been essentially satisfied with the 145kbps I get via Sprint/CDMA/1xRTT.

    Basically, I'm curious as to whether I will get the same or greater data connection speed, today, using a GSM-based T650 on Cingular, or Verizon, or T-Mobile? An associated question whether there are any other GSM-based carriers in US with national coverage?

    thanks.
    mobileuser
    [PalmCentro-Sprint / (K)Ubuntu GNU/Linux]
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    I'm in Memphis, TN & usually average between 130kbps and 160kbps.
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    ~130 kbps T-Mobile in Portland, OR.
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    I just got 120kbps in Arlington VA. Thats about average for me.
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
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    Thanks for the replies folks -- it's helpful.

    So in doing some checking around, it is claimed in some places that the T650 is EDGE-capable. And that Cingular either has, or is in the process of rolling-out EDGE.

    There were hints in the various things that I skimmed thru that whether one's T650 makes use of EDGE may depend on one's service plan. What do folks know of this?

    Do you folks that've replied above believe that you're using EDGE capabilities when you obtain the data rates that you reported on?

    thanks again!

    mobileuser


    PS: FWIW, in terms of what EDGE actually comprises down at the signaling layer, there's this definition...

    "EDGE uses the same spectrum allocated for GSM900, GSM1800 and GSM1900 operation. Instead of employing GMSK (Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying) EDGE uses 8PSK (8 Phase Shift Keying) producing a 3bit word for every change in carrier phase. This effectively triples the data rate offered by GSM. The use of EDGE enables GSM to increase the data rates that can be offered to users of the GSM spectrum, aligning the technology with 3G (Third Generation) systems."

    http://www.mpirical.com/companion/GSM/EDGEEvolution.htm
    mobileuser
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    As far as I know (and my personal experience) - Cingular has EDGE on their entire GSM network.

    If you have an EDGE capable phone (Treo650) and have a data service and are in an EDGE area, then you have it. There are no additional fees or steps required to get EDGE over GPRS.

    I've been a Cingular customer for a few years and have enjoyed their EDGE network for some time now. I have traveled a bit across the US and have never found an area that is not EDGE equipped.

    Good luck!

    Steve
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    Thanks eflightcentral !

    That's useful confirming info.

    And in combination with what others above have to say, it seems that the Cingular EDGE-based data service is essentially the same throughput-wise as the Sprint CDMA/1xRTT-based Vision data service.

    So, now a detail-level question about the Cingular EDGE-based data service..

    Is it always-on, as I gather GPRS-based data service can be deployed, or does it have to "reconnect" after it times-out (after being unused for some amount of time) as the Sprint Vision data service requires?

    Thanks again,
    mobileuser
    [PalmCentro-Sprint / (K)Ubuntu GNU/Linux]
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    Yup, im on EDGE 100% of the time, my transfer rates show that. Been pretty happy with the service, no real issues.
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnteL0pe
    Yup, im on EDGE 100% of the time, my transfer rates show that. Been pretty happy with the service, no real issues.
    I am as well.

    I haven't tethered with my T650 all that much, but it seems to work very well when I need to access the internet in a pinch and the speeds on Cingular are reasonable (90-130kbps).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobileuser

    So, now a detail-level question about the Cingular EDGE-based data service..

    Is it always-on, as I gather GPRS-based data service can be deployed, or does it have to "reconnect" after it times-out (after being unused for some amount of time) as the Sprint Vision data service requires?

    Thanks again,
    You are very welcome.

    As for always on - not really although it is about a 3-4 second process of getting on. Yet it will tend to time out - but again it's not a real time consumer to re-connect.

    Funny thing - I tested at Toast.net and got a readin gof 220K throughput on a text file and even more on an image file. Anybody know what is up with that? The site was not cached either.

    Steve

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