AT&T customers report sudden dramatic boost in EDGE speeds

“Just hours before the launch the EDGE-capable iPhone, a number of users are reportedly seeing dramatic increases in EDGE throughput. After questioning whether the mobile was actually using WiFi, a New Yorker began to see if fellow AT&T customers across the nation were also noticing the substantial boost in speeds; sure enough, it looks like quite a few others are seeing speeds upwards of 200Kbps,” Engadget reports.

“We tried some speed tests on an EDGE handset ourselves, and though it’s been a little inconsistent, we’ve been shocked to find a number of runs over 200kbps. True, these kinds of speeds are theoretically possible (actually, little known fact, the ITU technically defines EDGE as a 3G standard), but we’d never expect to see them in practice.,” Engadget reports. “Should make the iPhone’s browsing experience a little more bearable if it holds up!”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “thereal” for the heads up.]

58 Comments

  1. And WE shall see a few things in the next few weeks – software and oter things…

    heeh

    The reality distortion field is now expanding!! To the EDGE!!!

    Which is a basic premise of the  experience!

  2. They would have boosted the capacity of the network to allow for the hoards of iPhone customers buying in the next couple of days… no doubt it will get overloaded in a couple of weeks

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