1. MamaTooters's Avatar
    What's the difference between the two. My 8310 usually says EDGE by the signal strength but today it says GSM. Can someone explain why?
    10-10-09 12:10 PM
  2. Meekamona's Avatar
    Basically EDGE is an enhanced version of GSM. "EDGE (Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution) is a specification for (faster) data transfer on GSM networks." So there will be times when the EDGE is not available due to out of area, glithes, etc. and you will be strictly on GSM. Hope this helps.
    10-10-09 01:08 PM
  3. cherryjuice's Avatar
    Well when my "berry" says GSM I can't use the internet but when it says edge I can.

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    10-10-09 02:53 PM
  4. mark-d's Avatar
    GSM is voice only, GPRS, EDGE, 3G allow data such as internet and email.
    10-10-09 04:51 PM
  5. MamaTooters's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers everyone! That really helped!!
    10-10-09 05:24 PM
  6. Chaldo's Avatar
    This is also why I like 3G phones only, the 3G is faster Data, if 3G is down hopefully edge is up to hold me up with data. I like to have 2 options of having data instead of one, and 3G is just so much faster then edge.

    Also, if there is edge coverage your phone should not be on GSM. Try batt pulling and see if it goes back to edge, or you can call cingular and ask if there is a outage in the area.
    10-10-09 05:26 PM
  7. WiseMan09's Avatar
    Your device dropping out of EDGE doesn't mean there is something majorly wrong. It could be that when you were passed to the nearest tower on the network it didn't go successfully but don't worry to much it will connect again soon enough.

    No point waiting on hold forever when its going to come back to EDGE by itself. And if you really need it, a power cycle is an easy fix.
    10-10-09 06:11 PM