Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: How fast can I expect with 2G Speeds?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    154
    Carrier
    Page Plus
    Feedback Score
    0

    How fast can I expect with 2G Speeds?

    How fast can I expect with 2G Speeds?

    I'm looking at buying a t-moble prepaid plan and curious what speeds I should expect with 2G.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    133
    Feedback Score
    0
    Realistically, up to 150kb with EDGE (2G). Less with bad signal.

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G with Beats Audio using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    1,813
    Phone
    ZTE, LG
    Carrier
    America Movil, Verizon
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by QE2 View Post
    Realistically, up to 150kb with EDGE (2G). Less with bad signal.
    Yes, realistically.

    Seriously though, my LG GS170 will display speeds of around 40-45Kbps on the 2G network using the BBR HTML speed test with either the 50K or 100K tests.

    With EDGE on a LG 420G TracFone (no longer used), the same test has displayed speeds up to 120Kbps.
    America Movil/Straight Talk/TracFone customer since 2004.
    verizon customer since 2012.
    T-Mobile customer from 2005-2014.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    215
    Phones
    N95-4
    E815
    Carriers
    At&t
    Feedback Score
    0
    How accurate are T-Mo's data maps?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    1,813
    Phone
    ZTE, LG
    Carrier
    America Movil, Verizon
    Feedback Score
    0
    Wirelessly posted (LGE-MN180/1.0 UP.Browser/6.2.3.8 (GUI) MMP/2.0)

    Quote Originally Posted by CtlAltDel
    How accurate are T-Mo's data maps?
    If you are referring to the prepaid coverage maps, they may or may not be accurate.

    The maps reflect data service when roaming in Canada and Mexico on prepaid, but another web page on the T-Mobile site states otherwise.
    Last edited by EdwardP; 02-28-2012 at 07:55 PM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    215
    Phones
    N95-4
    E815
    Carriers
    At&t
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardP View Post
    Wirelessly posted (LGE-MN180/1.0 UP.Browser/6.2.3.8 (GUI) MMP/2.0)



    If you are referring to the prepaid coverage maps, they may or may not be accurate.
    Yes, prepaid, as this is the section of the forum we are in

    Anyone know if T-Mo's data maps are accurate, especially for 3G? I'm wondering if where the map indicates 3G it is actually 2G.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    300
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by CtlAltDel View Post
    Yes, prepaid, as this is the section of the forum we are in

    Anyone know if T-Mo's data maps are accurate, especially for 3G? I'm wondering if where the map indicates 3G it is actually 2G.
    Funny how this thread was never answered by anyone...
    So I'll rephrase what I think the guy is trying to ask :
    On T-Mobile's No Annual Contract 4G plans - what are the speeds once the limit is reached on the 4G allowance and it goes into 2G throttled mode?
    Is it 60 Kbps (GPRS)? 119 Kbps (Slow Edge)? Full EDGE?
    Anyone know the answer to this? I have yet to get a straight answer from anyone, certainly not T-Mobile as they just give a stupid general answer - "2G Speeds"

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    133
    Feedback Score
    0
    You will get the full 2G speed available. That means EDGE if it is available or GPRS if not. With Edge at my home I get a little over 200 kbps. T-Mobile doesn't technically 'throttle' you when you hit your cap, they just disable 3G/4G access until the next cycle.

Similar Threads

  1. How fast can you write with a stylus?
    By Novex in forum Windows Mobile (Before 7)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-28-2004, 11:32 PM
  2. How fast can you type?
    By PaulCky411 in forum Nextel Lounge
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-11-2004, 01:26 AM
  3. How fast is the data modem's speed in 3650??
    By flyhen in forum Symbian/S60
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-16-2003, 08:25 PM
  4. How fast can you drive?
    By gentleman in forum Fido
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 12-02-2002, 11:29 AM
  5. How much can I expect to pay for a new unlocked T68i in Canada?
    By deadbeat in forum GSM phone Buy/Sell/Trade Archive
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-24-2002, 12:27 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks