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    Sorry if this is a repeat or dumb question .. but ..

    How do I tell if my Treo 680 (TMobile) is using EDGE? .. or just using GPRS? In other words, I don't see a way to tell which of the two is being used at a given time.

    Hmm.. maybe I should use some sort of web site that measures communication speed?

    Owen
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    I am with AT&T and it doesn't show if it is connected via EDGE or not either. There is a mobile speed test site that you can use.
    Once you are on the site you can click the 600k speed test and see what your results are. Mine is typically 160k.

    http://www.dslreports.com/mspeed?jisok=1
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    Here's how:
    Look at the reception indicator bars. The little graphic indicates EDGE (green), GPRS (black), or no data (nothing).

    http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...faith/EDGE.jpg
    EDGE indication

    http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...faith/gprs.jpg
    GPRS indication
    Patrick Horne
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    I believe that those indicators are actually just whether you are logged on to the data network vs. not (respectively).
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveFaith View Post
    Here's how:
    Look at the reception indicator bars. The little graphic indicates EDGE (green), GPRS (black), or no data (nothing).

    http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...faith/EDGE.jpg
    EDGE indication

    http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...faith/gprs.jpg
    GPRS indication
    Yeah! I am totally confused over this! I know the green bars mean that you are online, but i wasn't sure if it indicated speed. I have no idea what the black triangle means, I know it doesn't mean GPRS because it is ALWAYS on. My Treo 650 didn't have the little black triangle, so what does that actually mean?
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    http://www.wireless.att.com/support_...m_Treo_680.pdf

    See page 82

    The green arrows indicates your phone is on and a GPRS or EDGE data connection is active.

    The black triangle indicates your phone is on and a GPRS or EDGE network is in range but you are not actively transmitting data.

    So no indicator difference between two.
    jb
    Blackberry Curve 8310
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveFaith View Post
    Here's how:
    Look at the reception indicator bars. The little graphic indicates EDGE (green), GPRS (black), or no data (nothing).

    http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...faith/EDGE.jpg
    EDGE indication

    http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...faith/gprs.jpg
    GPRS indication
    This is close to becoming an urban legend.

    As mentioned by jbonnot03 and several others, the Treo user manual is clear, the http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...faith/gprs.jpg (BLACK TRIANGLE) indicates AVAILABILITY of EDGE or GPRS, the http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...faith/EDGE.jpg (GREEN ARROWS) indicates an ACTIVE EDGE or GPRS connection.

    The confusion may be caused because some combination of Treo's and Carriers fail to display the BLACK triangle. They do display the green arrows when connected, though. (like, the Cingular 650 and my carrier...)
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    It mean you are in GPRS area but not logged on.
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    I got out in the boondocks of north Alabama this week and my data connection was a slow as Christmas. I kept noticing that the http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...faith/gprs.jpg would appear. I assumed that it was one GPRS, but it looks like maybe it was just waiting for anything. I'm almost sure I've seen nothing next to the antenna and bars before as well. Than what's that mean? No data.

    Anyway, thanks for clearing up the muddy waters. Sure is nice to know how intuitive those icons are tho.
    Patrick Horne
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveFaith View Post
    I'm almost sure I've seen nothing next to the antenna and bars before as well. Than what's that mean? No data.
    That is right, it means GPRS or EDGE is NOT available. But on my Cingular 650, the black triangle is NOTdisplayed even when the network supports either GPRS or EDGE. (this must be some cheap shot by Cingular).

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