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#1

shill79

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Registered: 25.11.2003
Posts: 14

Anyone have any experience with EDGE via AT&T in the U.S.?  Curious to see how EDGE compares with 1xRTT...

#2

rilpop

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Registered: 25.04.2005
Posts: 14

I have used EDGE with Verizon Wireless.  Coverage seems good and it is nearly as fast as my wiFi network at home. At $44.99 per month for unlimited browsing, it is still very expensive.  Using anything but an unlimited plan becomes VERY expensive. I would assume AT&T would give a similar experience.

#3

Thomas Chan

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From: USA
Registered: 10.07.2006
Posts: 53

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I have T-Mobile USA EDGE.  You get around 50k to 150kbps download speed.  Definitely better than GPRS, which is anywhere from 10k to 50k max.  EDGE is also known as 2.5G.  Cost is about $30 per month with unlimited EDGE data and HotSpot access.  IMO, it's a pretty decent deal.  You can even get the right EDGE card to use this plan with your laptop as well.  However, it is definitely slower than Verizon Broadband Access, which is not EDGE, BTW.  It is true 3G, I believe, with bandwidth of couple hundred Kbps, similar to your DSL bandwidth.  Their monthly cost is of course higher.  The $45 unlimited browsing is only for your PDA.  If you want to use laptop access, it's about $60 per month.  HTH.

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