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  1.    #1  
    Hello
    I would like to test the download speed (GPRS vs. EDGE) of my unlocked GSM Treo 650. Many of the bandwidth testing sites download large 1 mb files and my monthly limit is 5 mb, so this could become very expensive proposition, because the charges over the monthly limit are huge.

    So, could anyone recommend a small, quick speed testing website for the Treo 650 wireless data downloads?

    thanks
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    Cingular Treo 650
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  3.    #3  
    thanks
  4. #4  
    Thanks for the link - I've been looking for it.

    50k Test:
    36 kbit/sec
    2.267 latency

    Looking forward to T-Mobile getting EDGE...
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    Unlocked GSM Treo 650 | T-Mobile
    Received: 2/10/2005
  5.    #5  
    That dslreports site is great, thanks.

    I have 2 test results:
    1) on network1: 100k or 200K test 36kbits/sec
    2) on nework2: 100K or 200K test 114kbits/sec

    anyone knows whether network 1 is about gprs speed and network 2 edge speed?

    What speed can one expect from edge network?

    thanks
  6. #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by tomm
    That dslreports site is great, thanks.

    I have 2 test results:
    1) on network1: 100k or 200K test 36kbits/sec
    2) on nework2: 100K or 200K test 114kbits/sec

    anyone knows whether network 1 is about gprs speed and network 2 edge speed?
    Yup.. Looks like it.
  7.    #7  
    I thought that Treo heads don't smoke.
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    cingular treo 650

    mediaworks unlimited plan

    50k test
    45kbit/sec
    1.931s latency
    10.676s d/l time

    200 test
    87kbit/sec
    1.877s latency
    20.11 dl time

    not too bad for 20 bucks. although i'd like to see what their $50/mo plan offers in terms of data. That would be edge so about 100-200kbit/s compared to my current 40-90kbit/sec.
  9. #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by boasist
    cingular treo 650

    mediaworks unlimited plan

    50k test
    45kbit/sec
    1.931s latency
    10.676s d/l time

    200 test
    87kbit/sec
    1.877s latency
    20.11 dl time

    not too bad for 20 bucks. although i'd like to see what their $50/mo plan offers in terms of data. That would be edge so about 100-200kbit/s compared to my current 40-90kbit/sec.

    I guess you didn't realize this, but if you are using mediaworks, you are using EDGE. Cingular doesn't just shut off edge for mediaworks. If you have an EDGE radio in your phone, and an EDGE tower, you are using edge. I contantly get 112k - 120kbit on Mediaworks unlimited, and that's not possible on regular GPRS.

    You won't see greater speeds on any other data plans. The advantages you get with a more epensinve data plan are a real internet IP address, the ability to use VPN, oh and a compression proxy server for HTTP traffic.

    The Treo 650 itself is probably not optimal at using all the edge bandwidth at it's disposable anyhow.
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    From Hawaii on Cingular Blue (AT&T). 4 bars of signal. unlocked 650

    50k test
    79 kbit/sec
    1.687s latency
    6.749 d/l time

    100k test
    102 kbit/sec
    1.836s latency
    9.517s d/l time

    200k test
    88 kbit/sec
    2.881s latency
    20.919s d/l time
  11.    #11  
    The 280kbits/sec tests are very suspicious - lookt ay my data:
    I used the Xiino browser on network1 282kbits/sec (previously I got 36kbits/sec)
    and on network 2, I got 200kbits/sec with this browser, (previosuly 114kbits/sec), all for 200K file

    with the Blazer (Web) on the Treo 650, again 200k file:
    network 1: 35kbits/sec (as before)
    nework 2: 64kbits/sec (previously 114kbits/sec)

    Therefore, there is no way that the Xiino browser is doing that much better, in fact the slower network was faster here, I think it's using some cache data to artifically show faster downlod speeds, from everything I have seen EDGE is not possible even at peak times at 280kbits/sec

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