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    I review legal documents around 10megabytes each. When out of range of my home, it would be nice to use my Treo 650 with the June Fabrics software as a data modem on my Verizon plan to download documents to my laptop.

    While I know the speed might vary by signal strength, I am just try to get a roughd idea is this might be a reasonable solution in a pinch. This would be about as long as 200 page pdf file. 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes?

    Any other thoughts you have about this process also welcome such as timing out problems etc.

    Thank you in advance.


    Question: Any idea roughly how long it would take to down load a 10megabyte file with a Treo 650 and June Fabric software via Verizion?
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    Generally speaking, you only can get slow internet download on the 650.

    I'm on Cingular EDGE which they claim 115kbps, but the real speed I can get is only 40 kbps max. Verizon, on the other hand, claims data services at speeds of 60-80 kbps based on 1XRTT (non Ev-DO), therefore, it might take you more than 30 min. to download a 10Mb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treoluv View Post
    I'm on Cingular EDGE which they claim 115kbps, but the real speed I can get is only 40 kbps max.
    Those are GPRS speeds not EDGE. I constantly get 90-200kbps with an average of 125kbps. 1xRTT has a limited peak data rate to 144 kbit/s, but real world you will see 50-60kbps.
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    Yes, it should be consider as GPRS speed only. However, I'm in GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA coverage, where I can get 900 kbps download in the same location and same SIM card but different device (Aircard 875 and Laptop.) I really don't understand why the speed on treo 650/Blazer turns out that darn bad.

    BTW, I use the website mentioned here to test the speed. How 'bout you?
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    I didnt know the 650 can be used as a modem. I searched the threads and found nothing but this one. Anyone know where I can find info or a hack for using a 650 as a modem? I know someone who is buying a 650 but he needs it for DUN.
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    You don't need to hack 650 to make DUN. Just buy a software called USB modem and you can DUN with your own usb hotsync cable instead of buying Bluetooth adapter for your PC (because DUN on Treo 650 is bluetooth DUN)
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    Quote Originally Posted by treoluv View Post
    Yes, it should be consider as GPRS speed only. However, I'm in GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA coverage, where I can get 900 kbps download in the same location and same SIM card but different device (Aircard 875 and Laptop.) I really don't understand why the speed on treo 650/Blazer turns out that darn bad.
    The Treo 650 is GPRS/EDGE only (no HSDPA). The maximum theoretical rate is something like 200kbps but in the real world seems to max out at around 130.

    The 900kbps you're seeing is with a device that supports HSDPA.

    Treo 650 - Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.20-ENA
    Firmware:01.71

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