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    when 3G not available will Ipad use Edge?

    Was wondering if you live in an area where 3G is spotty, if edge will provide you with service on the Ipad 3G?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltfanatic View Post
    Was wondering if you live in an area where 3G is spotty, if edge will provide you with service on the Ipad 3G?
    Good question, I would assume that it will degrade gracefully to Edge similar to an iPhone, but I'm not positive.

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    I'm curious since it's just a data plan if the signal will be better than telephony+data plans. I heard edge is like dial up for data.

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    That's being gracious.

    I consider 3G to be dial-up for data, Edge is very slow dial-up for data
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolffmann34 View Post
    That's being gracious.

    I consider 3G to be dial-up for data, Edge is very slow dial-up for data
    I stand corrected...

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    On a more direct answer to your question, all 3G hardware will drop back to Edge (2G) when there is no 3G available.

    I use commercial modems for work and they are strictly Edge. At this point Edge is so slow that many applications time out before it can transmit the data.

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    According to the AT&T signal map I'm in the strongest area but o guess I'll know the truth soon enough.

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    You can get over 100kbps over Edge which isn't as bad as dialup (which maxxed out at 56kbps, but realistically couldn't go over 52kbps) -- There were a lot of Nexus One owners who could only use Edge since they used the Nexus One on AT&T. They got up to 300kbps sometimes.

    So, it's not quite dialup more like ISDN on Steroids

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyApple View Post

    So, it's not quite dialup more like ISDN on Steroids
    So now, 'I' stand corrected.

    I guess the internet is just so media intensive now that having 100k feels like in the dial up days when you had a poor phone line and could only get a 14.4k connection.


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