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Thread: Difference betweens APN's: epc.tmobile.com vs internet2.voicestream.com ?

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    Question Difference betweens APN's: epc.tmobile.com vs internet2.voicestream.com ?

    What's the main difference betweens T-Mobile's APN's: such as epc.tmobile.com vs internet2.voicestream.com vs wap.voicestream.com ?

    does any or all of these go through a proxy? does any one of them allow for faster data speeds? any of them avoid the wap/mobile versions of many pages?

    just curious...

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    Yea, I'm curious too....

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    from my understanding wap.voicestream.com and epc.tmobile.com go through a proxy, and epc is just meant to replace the old wap.voicestream.. epc will also compress images so they load faster on the phone.

    internet2 does not go through a proxy but has a NAT IP address, whereas Internet3 has a real ip address just like cable/dsl has.
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    internet2 has lower latency. However, web2go portal is available only with epc and wap APNs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad15
    from my understanding wap.voicestream.com and epc.tmobile.com go through a proxy, and epc is just meant to replace the old wap.voicestream.. epc will also compress images so they load faster on the phone.

    internet2 does not go through a proxy but has a NAT IP address, whereas Internet3 has a real ip address just like cable/dsl has.
    so far a decently fast 3G/WiFi device, would I be better served using internet2 or even internet3 ?

    i created a separate APN profile (with Android - seems like you can have multiple presets with is way cool) - with the same info except replacing the APN name from ecp.tmobile.com to internet3.voicestream.com.... can't really notice any difference at all with any of the stuff i'm doing... web, youtube, facebook, twitter, etc....

    so

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    you wont notice any diffrence between the two.. epc compresses so it should technically load faster on the phone.

    the speedtest in my sig was done on epc

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    i can only wish for those speeds here!

    so you seem to do fine with epc then? do you use the other apn's at all? seems like i'll just stick to epc...

    seems like LA and NY people are getting the fastest T-Mo 3G speeds... ironically the markets in which ATT is supposed to suck the most!

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    internet2 is good too, but you dont really need it afaik as EPC seems to do well.

    I honestly got rid of the MyTouch for the bold, so i need to get ahold of another phone to tether with (the TM506 only does 3.8 i think) and see what speeds im getting. The bold has terrible tethering (400k max)

    i'll do some more speed tests and report back.

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    epc.tmobile.com is easily faster for me as my data is routed through a city that is closer.

    Los Angeles vs Wichita for internet2. Of course latency is lower too.

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    I'm using an iPhone and I have had the old $20 data plan for a few years and I always used internet2. It works fine for me, but is one of the other ones better?

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    MMS wont work either on internet2/3..it only works one EPC/Wap

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    i just switched from epc to wap after speeds dropped to 0.5mbit for epc here in la area i was getting about 1.3mbit before
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    [QUOTE=mikey626]i just switched from epc to wap after speeds dropped to 0.5mbit for epc here in la area i was getting about 1.3mbit before[/QUOTE

    I was on epc from day 1...just tried wap and seems like its bit faster...

    getting about 700 kbps....when on epc, usually around 300 kbps.

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    [QUOTE=zukbang]
    Quote Originally Posted by mikey626
    i just switched from epc to wap after speeds dropped to 0.5mbit for epc here in la area i was getting about 1.3mbit before[/QUOTE

    I was on epc from day 1...just tried wap and seems like its bit faster...

    getting about 700 kbps....when on epc, usually around 300 kbps.
    Where are you located? here in the Phoenix AZ market, the EPC seems much faster

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    [QUOTE=brad15]
    Quote Originally Posted by zukbang

    Where are you located? here in the Phoenix AZ market, the EPC seems much faster
    About 10 miles away from downtown LA

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