Edge better at night?

powerbook911

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Mar 15, 2005
3,734
158
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.
 

iBookG4user

macrumors 604
Jun 27, 2006
6,596
2
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.
 

scaredpoet

macrumors 604
Apr 6, 2007
6,627
342
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.
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.
 

b257177

macrumors regular
Jul 25, 2007
126
0
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.
'Zactly. Makes me wish I was living the night life (sleeping during the day) again, at least besides on the weekends.
 

synth3tik

macrumors 68040
Oct 11, 2006
3,955
2
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.
 

lonnielove

macrumors regular
Jun 28, 2007
112
0
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.
Ive have noticed the same thing but i live right next to the tower.