Unusually super slow EDGE speed problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gretafour, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. gretafour macrumors regular

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    Rochester, NY
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    I live in an EDGE only area (Seneca Falls, NY). Most of the time, the EDGE connection is so slow it essentially doesn't work. I'm talking 7 Kbits/second down and 1 up with 5,000ms latency! That translates to about 2 minutes to load Google, and five minutes for normal pages.

    Then sometimes it's normal (150 Kbits/sec down, 500 ms latency). Normal EDGE feels like 3G compared to when it's doing the 7 Kbit/sec and high latency thing.

    The speed is usually normal in nearby towns, even if the area is still edge-only. Ideas? Is there anything I can do? Similar experiences? I have full bars most of the time.

    Thanks!
     
  2. gretafour thread starter macrumors regular

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    Rochester, NY

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