Netflix app question

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  1. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

    Missjenna

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    After googling I haven't found what i'm looking for.

    I'm interested in getting the netflix app on my iphone, but I don't get very good 3g signal at my home/work. How well does the app work over edge?
     
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  3. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    why would you even think that streaming videos 30mins to 3 hours long would be a good idae :rolleyes:

    i just turned off 3g to test this, and it took about 2 mins just load the homescreen, and the movie would not load

    also

    a) Pretty sure you shouldn't be watching movies at work
    b) Just watch it on your computer at home
    c) why not wifi ?
     
  4. Missjenna thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have wifi at home, but not at work.

    I was simply asking a question :rolleyes: After googling, i've heard it works at least somewhat decently.

    I have quite a few slow periods at work, especially now that summer is over. My boss doesn't care what I do, as long as I get my **** done.
     
  5. Randman macrumors 65816

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    It can work on Edge but you'll a lot of stuttering.
     
  6. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    Edge is the dialup of cellular network data. You will get about 7kBps 20kBps if you're LUCKY,
     
  7. hushmartin macrumors 6502

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    I tried to do Netflix over edge. It really isn't worth your time. Play a game or something offline instead. Or, load a movie to your iPhone before work. On edge the picture is still really good, but the feed has to buffer so much that it's basically unwatchable. Seriously, it's something like play for 5 seconds, buffer 5 seconds, play 5 seconds, buffer 5 seconds. ANNOYING.

    That said, I've used netflix with only one bar of 3g signal and it worked fine! If you have any 3g service at all it will probably work.
     
  8. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    The app is free and the first month of Netflix is free. Nobody else knows what is acceptable for you so give it a try on edge (it will not cost you anything).
     
  9. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    Just so you know, bars do not indicate data speed.
     
  10. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

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    Just what you needed right- another boss?

    I would recommend downloading from iTunes before work so you don't have the buffering issue... If you wanna spend the money of course.
     
  11. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a

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    Or handbrake rip dvds you own or netflix into iTunes and then sync onto your device :)
     
  12. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    This. Handbrake is amazing. Now if only I could get some proper settings to make my South Park DVDs look better on my iPad.
     
  13. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    When I'm on 3G and only getting around 1mbps down I experience a bit of buffeting time to time. So I can only imagine the buffeting on edge!
     
  14. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    Even if your 3G reception is good, just a friendly reminder not to consider using Netflix unless you have a grandfathered unlimited data account.

    It's well worth getting a home router for wifi data btw. :)
     
  15. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    Glad you brought that up! I forgot to mention that! I watched a few episodes of quantum leap which is about 40 minutes each and I would've burned through the 2gb plan quickly!
     
  16. Missjenna thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone for the advice and suggestions. I am grandfathered in to the unlimited plan, so I have no worries there.

    So even if I have 1-2 bars of 3g, it'll run faster then say, 4-5 bars of edge?
     
  17. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    yes
     
  18. Missjenna thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting, thank you :)
     
  19. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    you really need to read up on these things

    you sound completely ignorant to the difference in speeds/ what the bars mean

    Glad you got your answers, but sometimes its best to just google/wikipedia these things on your own. you'll learn so much more
     
  20. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    Your problems would be solve once 4g Unlimited Data becomes available.

    Netflix should then work great. But this will take 2-3 years for this to happen.
     
  21. ddavid macrumors regular

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    The solution will really be available in 2015 when the 5.5G/x network is rolled out. Movies will load much more smoothly an texts will allow 175 characters (along with custom ringtones on the network side)

    In 2021 microwave service will become available in major markets and the iPhone will finally see its full potential showcased.
     
  22. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

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    Is this a joke-post or are you privy to information that no one else is?
     
  23. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    While I appreciate your sarcasm, I would point out that current GSM networks largely work on the 1800 and 1900 MHz microwave bands, while future expansions in data service are likely to occur in the 700 and 800 MHz UHF bands vacated by analog television.

    I don't know where you get your EDGE service, but I regularly get 100Kbps + on EDGE, sometimes significantly more.
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah right, another wrong post.
    Thats nowhere near the average edge speed.
     
  25. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Wow!

    You're so kind, aren't you? Geez.
     

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