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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by m4r10, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. m4r10

    m4r10 Well-Known Member
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    Sometimes my Vibrant indicates 3G and whenever I seem to be indoors it shows E for edge. Once in a while it just shows "G". What does that mean? is it somewhere between edge and 3G? I've come to accept that T-mobile coverage stinks(coming from Verizon).
     

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  2. BigCiX

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    GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) It's slower than Edge and 3G. GPRS provides data rates of 56-114 kbit/second while Edge is up to 384 kbps.
     
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  3. m4r10

    m4r10 Well-Known Member
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    laaaammmmeeee
     
  4. w_bovine

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    Yes, yes it is...especially when trying to use Google Maps. But it's better than nothing!
     
  5. m4r10

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    The Vibrant is a great handset. Too bad it seems to be limited by the network it's on.
     
  6. w_bovine

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    Limited in what way? Coverage? Can't argue with that one, though the places I spend he vast majority of my time I have no troubles at all.
     
  7. m4r10

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    it always seems to go down to edge whenever I go indoors even in a strong 3G coverage area. Is that aT-mobile thing or more the phone?
    And also the other day I was at a yankee game showing full 3G and I couldn't even load a youtube video. My friend sitting next to me on his iphone loaded it up pretty quick in high quality.
     
  8. w_bovine

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    I've not had the problem of a signal dropping that much when entering a building (I'm in the "greater" Los Angeles area). It's likely the T-Mobile network in your area, perhaps to some extent the construction of the buildings you're in.

    I can't say anything about YouTube videos, as I've never used my phone to watch one. The iPhone, of course, is on AT&T, and from what I understand AT&T has done some serious upgrading of their system in NYC.
     
  9. Jimmykimchi

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    G stands for g-string :)
     
  10. rmp5s

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    I agree. But, things are looking up.

    I don't know if you all have been following it or not but tMo's "4G", HSPA+ is rolling out pretty quickly. It's more of a "3.5G" technology in some ways since it relies on the current 3G hardware, unlike Sprint's wimax technology, but this makes it much easier and faster to roll out.

    On a recent trip, I read that Palm Springs got the new HSPA+ rolled out so I ran some tests using the SpeedTest.net Android app. I was getting around a meg down on traditional 3g in denver and nearly three times that on the new technology in Palm Springs.

    I'm hoping that tMo's plan of covering another 100 million people by the end of 2010 comes to fruition. I live in the desert paradise that is 29 Palms CA and 3g reaches up until about half an hour away so I'm hoping it spreads a bit more so I can get in on it.
     

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