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Thread: Getting very slow EDGE speed (15 - 33kbps)

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    Default Getting very slow EDGE speed (15 - 33kbps)
    I currently use one of these APN config:
    (internet2.voicestream.com / wap.voicestream.com)

    But they both give me very slow EDGE speeds.
    Internet is very slow, and when I test I usually get 15 - 33kbps no matter where I am (the max once was 54kbps on the road)

    I read that the average speed is about 100kbps, how come I am only getting a third of that?

    Please give me some input to help me improve my EDGE speed!

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    EDGE speed is at MAX 58kb a sec with an average of 22kb

    now 3G on the other hand supports UP TO 3.8MB but can be as low as 100kb

    Hope that helps =]
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    Why do I see then in other threads people getting 100 - 200 kbps? (Using EDGE)

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    Kilobits or Kilobytes?
    I've also read that other users are getting ~100kbps. but i'm not sure if they mean Kilobits or Kilobytes.

    Also, the speed could depend on where you are (relative to the nearest cell tower), problems with your iPhone software or hardware, or problems on tMobile's end.

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    kbps = kilobits per second
    kb/s = kilobytes per second


    In my case 33 - 55 kilobits..
    Which translates into an AMAZING download speed of +- 3-5 kb/s

    I used to get this speed 10 years ago on my 33,600 modem
    Please help.

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    try using epc.tmobile.com i average betwen 200-350kbps on those iphone speed tests
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    never heard of the epc APN, i'll have to give that a try...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smirkis View Post
    try using epc.tmobile.com i average betwen 200-350kbps on those iphone speed tests
    I tried epc.tmobile.com / l: guest / p: guest

    This APN config does not work in my phone, I get a message that I am not subscribed to the service.

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    Again, yesterday I did another speed test and I was getting speeds from 15 - 45 kbps. Surfing the web with EDGE is almost impossible for me.

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    Help please?

    Tested in different areas the most I got was 54kbps...

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    For all T-mobile APN's There is NO password.. Try that.

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    Could the problem be T-Zones vs. T-Mobile Total Access?
    Do they offer different connection speeds under Edge?

    Which one are you using?


    FYI - my current Edge performance using Total Access:
    Download Kbits/s > 117 max, 101 average
    Upload Kbits/s > 22 max, 20 average
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    Quote Originally Posted by artfuly_dodged View Post
    Could the problem be T-Zones vs. T-Mobile Total Access?
    Do they offer different connection speeds under Edge?

    Which one are you using?


    FYI - my current Edge performance using Total Access:
    Download Kbits/s > 117 max, 101 average
    Upload Kbits/s > 22 max, 20 average

    I am not using T-Zones nor Total access.
    I have their limited 100MB web plan.

    The APN configs that work are: wap and internet2
    The epc APN config does not work for me.

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    mine would work for a while and then stop working. then i would switch the APN and it would start working again. kind of funky but whatever.

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    The plan I have actually is the 50MB / 200 SMS @ $9.99

    The most I got was 54kbps on EDGE.
    Either everyone saying that they are getting 100kbps - 250kbps on EDGE is bs'in, or there is an issue with my phone / plan.

    Please help, I need to know what is causing my phone to have amazingly low edge speeds.

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