Woo! Hopefully this will keep up once all those iPhones debut tomorrow! This would be a great way to fix the most oft-given complaint about the iPhone! It may not be 3G quality, but if EDGE doubles or triples in speed, that would be more than enough for simple browsing. Great news!
Using bandsel.exe on my Blackjack (to force it to EDGE-only, or 3G only) I ran two tests (Northern Virginia, just outside DC):
EDGE - 196kbps
3G - 684kbps
If AT&T could deliver 200kbps speeds constantly on EDGE, I'm more than happy with that for now.
EDIT: Interesting, according to the Gizmodo link -- 200kbps seems to be the theoretical max for EDGE (even though the technical spec goes to 384kbps) so if they just threw the switch and got tons of extra bandwidth for us, I'm going to be quite a happy camper tomorrow!
Last edited by toomer; 06-28-2007 at 08:19 PM.
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