1. LGuzzy101's Avatar
    is the edge network for the 8900 really all that bad/slow as ppl are saying???

    ... i'm thinking about getting one but i'm still unsure about the data network.

    any info would be a big help

    thanks
    07-30-09 10:25 PM
  2. Mackman86's Avatar
    I think most people would call it adequate. Its not terrible or bad by any stretch but its not flying either. I've only been using mine for a couple weeks and have had no problems with it. I would recommend getting it... you can do pretty much anything on it without issue.
    07-30-09 11:15 PM
  3. Shasta McNasty's Avatar
    Yeah I've had mine for a few days now coming from an iphone and I love this thing. I'm lucky in the fact that everywhere I go in my area I have wifi pretty much all the time. Also I feel atts 3g is a joke as I've had better reception with this phone not being on 3g than I ever had on my iphone.

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    07-30-09 11:21 PM
  4. Arbitration's Avatar
    I've been using my 8900 for a month on EDGE speeds (T-Mobile) and been pretty satisfied. I use the BB browser with javascript disabled and pages load pretty damn fast. Have had virtually no problems whatsoever except that the coverage is a tad worse with T-Mobile than it was with Alltel. Still, I'll take the much cheaper T-Mobile plans anyday.

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    07-30-09 11:25 PM
  5. mayniak's Avatar
    EDGE isnt the best thing in the world but its reliable. i wouldnt complain about it because i wouldnt want tmobile's crappy 3G on my 8900 anyway
    07-30-09 11:26 PM
  6. LGuzzy101's Avatar
    thanks for the input everyone

    ... one more question: on edge can you watch youtube videos? if so, is it choppy? (just curious)
    07-31-09 12:00 AM
  7. kcg5060's Avatar
    So, I just got my 8900 from Tmo yesterday, and I can't seem to keep (or get) EDGE on my phone. I have GPRS right now, and it is SLOW!!! (I'm in Philadelphia)

    Any help?
    08-03-09 12:45 PM
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