Edge better at night?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by powerbook911, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Does anyone else ever think edge is quicker at night? Past two nights my edge really picks up. Very usable. During the day, it just crawls almost like having no connection. I like it at night.
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    It's about the same for me, maybe a little bit slower. Maybe a lot of people use EDGE in your area and at night not as many people are using it.
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Data speeds on any cellular network are also affected by voice traffic. Typically voice carries precedence over data, and if there's a lot of voice traffic, there will be less bandwidth available for data usage.

    People just use their cell phones less at night, so there's more bandwidth available as usage drops. This is why everyone offers unlimited nights and weekends. it's an incentive to encourage people to talk more when they're otherwise disinclined to do so as much.
  4. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    i noticed this too, my edge is really slow during the day, and not as slow at night. Hopefully edge speeds will improve in the near future.
  5. b257177 macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2007
    'Zactly. Makes me wish I was living the night life (sleeping during the day) again, at least besides on the weekends.
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    The less people using it the better it will run, and the data shares with voice. When the I35W bridge collapsed, EDGE was basiclly down because of all the voice traffic. We only really had SMS.
  7. lonnielove macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Ive have noticed the same thing but i live right next to the tower.
  8. megfilmworks macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2007
    Sherman Oaks

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