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    WiFi is faster...

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    I don't know why there are still and there were many people saying that WiFi is just the same as the EDGE...

    I did some mobile speed tests and I get around 450-550 kbps... that's about 60kb/sec... that's pretty decent...

    What are other people getting?

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    I agree! Its much faster.

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    I most def. noticed the difference.

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    WiFi is much faster than T-Mo EDGE.
    It is however NOT faster than AT&T EDGE.
    I have just switched to AT&T from T-Mo and I tested it myself.

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    Wifi can go at several Mbps. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11 )
    EDGE is much slower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhance..._GSM_Evolution)

    Anyone that thinks EDGE is faster than WIFI is wrong. plain and simple.
    And I don't know who you've heard claiming that WIFI and EDGE are the same. It's common knowledge that WIFI is faster.
    Obviously it depends on the speed of the internet connection the WIFI is connected to, but that isn't the WIFI that is slow. It's the internet connection...
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    Can other people that have wifi post some of their speed tests? I just wanna compare... so i know that my browser settings are correct, etc...

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    Check out this thread for a speed test and results...

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...peed_test.html
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    Speed alone is all fine and dandy, the 8320's ability to decipher than info is another.
    My 8320 on wifi is slower than my 8310 on AT&T's EDGE.
    Plain and simple.
    I argued against it for a while as well.
    Refused to believe.
    Then I went and found out first hand.
    It has to be something in the 8320's programming, because my 8320 on AT&T's EDGE is not as fast as my 8310.
    In fact everything about the 8310 is just snappier.

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    well that sucks... do u think the new OS for the 8320 will fix these issues?

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    the 8310 i have tried and used is not faster than the 8320s

    Also ATT EDGE is not faster than the 8320 wifi. At least not with any of the test and units I have tried.
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    No, you're right, wifi is faster than AT&T's EDGE.
    Not by much, but it is faster.
    The problem is with the 8320's ability to process the info as fast as it's being downloaded.
    Atleast that's been my experience.
    The 8320 on wifi shows the page usually just as quick or even sometimes quicker than the 8310, but then the 8320 spends, perceivably, an eternity loading and then enhancing images while the 8310 seems to zip right through that stage.
    Which is why I'm sure it has to do with the programing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakefreak View Post
    WiFi is much faster than T-Mo EDGE.
    It is however NOT faster than AT&T EDGE.
    I have just switched to AT&T from T-Mo and I tested it myself.
    Lol I am going to need more proof that atand edge beats wifi other than your test with one person....signal strength, battery power, type of router, b/g/n/mimo, etc...edge taps out at about 256 kbps in the US. I would change isp's and routers if you are getting less than 256 kbps on wifi sir.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by untjoker View Post
    Lol I am going to need more proof that atand edge beats wifi other than your test with one person....signal strength, battery power, type of router, b/g/n/mimo, etc...edge taps out at about 256 kbps in the US. I would change isp's and routers if you are getting less than 256 kbps on wifi sir.....
    You should need more proof than I can offer, if this is that important to you.
    It was to me so I drove down to my local AT&T store and after fending off numerous overly attentive and annoyingly gleeful sales reps I grabbed a display 8310 and loaded quite a few very familiar pages.
    Those pages almost all loaded seemingly faster than my 8320.
    So I checked all the browser options and made sure they were the same as mine.
    My wireless router is a Dlink 108Mbs.
    My neighbor whose signal I nab once in a while has a linksys.
    Not sure of its speed as I don't often converse with her.
    My assertion has yet to be that wifi has a slower exchange rate as I well know that it doesn't.
    My assertion and that of quite a few others is that the 8320 loads pages and meanders through style sheets and java scripts slower on wifi than the 8310 does on EDGE.
    And of course that AT&T EDGE is considerably faster than T-Mo EDGE.
    Since that day at my local AT&T store I have switched my service to AT&T and am the owner of a nice red 8310.

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