How reliable is the GPRS/EDGE Network?.

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How reliable is the GPRS/EDGE Network?.After several weeks of being able to
reliably connect at reasonable speeds the last 24 hours has resulted in
either no connection (Connection Manager can't find a data network) or a
near zero connection speeds when it does connect. I don't imagine Cingular
would happen to have a network status webpage , right?

Tnx

Jeff
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    If you install Sony Ericsson's Wireless Manager, it displays current
    download speed. I have both Sony Ericsson's Wireless Manager and
    Cingular's Communication Manager installed on my laptop. Below is the
    link to download Sony Ericsson's Wireless Manager program:

    http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=us&lc=en&ver=4000&template=ps1_1_2&zone=ps&lm=ps1_1&pid=10153
  2. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    I'm sorry, I was replying to the last part of Lars' post.

    Regarding your question, you may need to reboot your laptop. When I
    used Cingular Connection Manager, I sometimes had situations simular to
    yours, and had to reboot to be able to reconnect. Cingular Connection
    Manager software is buggy IMHO. The Sony Ericsson Wireless Manager has
    a reset card on shutdown feature, that generally removes the need to
    reboot when you run into a problem. You can download Sony Ericsson's
    Wireless Manager from the following site:

    http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=us&lc=en&ver=4000&template=ps1_1_2&zone=ps&lm=ps1_1&pid=10153
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    jlp skrev:

    > How reliable is the GPRS/EDGE Network?.After several weeks of being able to
    > reliably connect at reasonable speeds the last 24 hours has resulted in

    Had a talk with my operator (Telenor) and they said I could expect
    between 100 and 200 kbps depending on the capasity in the area and the
    load on the network. GRPS and EDGE uses free capasity on the network
    (clever, we pay them for using the time that would be wasted else :-)

    So in Oslo at daytime with high traffic I get from 80 to 110 kbps :-(
    But in the less populated areas with less trafikk I get 200 kbps :-)

    AND there is no indication of speed (need to run a speed test).
    Neither in the Windows connect message NOR on the phone display.

    --
    Lars-Erik - http://home.chello.no/~larse/ - ICQ 7297605
    WinXP, Asus P4PE, 2.53 GHz, Asus V8420 (Ti4200), SB-Live!
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    "GomJabbar" <dkbatson@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:1124064609.501122.89520@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > If you install Sony Ericsson's Wireless Manager, it displays current
    > download speed. I have both Sony Ericsson's Wireless Manager and
    > Cingular's Communication Manager installed on my laptop. Below is the
    > link to download Sony Ericsson's Wireless Manager program:
    >
    > http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=us&lc=en&ver=4000&template=ps1_1_2&zone=ps&lm=ps1_1&pid=10153
    >

    I was not concerned with download speed, as I said when it works the speed
    is
    adequate....my question was around why the speed has been zeor for the last
    48hrs
    here......is the network reliable or does it have periods of extended down
    time ?
  5. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

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    In <DcMLe.6038$WD.3316@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net> on Sun, 14 Aug 2005
    18:38:27 GMT, "jlp" <salmo@teleport.com> wrote:

    >How reliable is the GPRS/EDGE Network?

    Good, but not great -- it generally works well, but there are issues from time
    to time.

    >After several weeks of being able to
    >reliably connect at reasonable speeds the last 24 hours has resulted in
    >either no connection (Connection Manager can't find a data network) or a
    >near zero connection speeds when it does connect.

    We recently had a few days of similar problems here in Northern California.

    >I don't imagine Cingular
    >would happen to have a network status webpage , right?

    Right. But you can call Customer Service and find out if there is a problem
    in your area (or otherwise report it).

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>
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    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <HaOLe.33$tY4.26@amstwist00> on Sun, 14 Aug 2005 22:52:55 +0200, Lars-Erik
    Østerud <.@.> wrote:

    >jlp skrev:
    >
    >> How reliable is the GPRS/EDGE Network?.After several weeks of being able to
    >> reliably connect at reasonable speeds the last 24 hours has resulted in
    >
    >Had a talk with my operator (Telenor) and they said I could expect
    >between 100 and 200 kbps depending on the capasity in the area and the
    >load on the network.

    Actually up to about 150 Kbps, on Cingular at least.

    >GRPS and EDGE uses free capasity on the network

    They actually use allocated capacity.

    >(clever, we pay them for using the time that would be wasted else :-)

    Not really.

    >So in Oslo at daytime with high traffic I get from 80 to 110 kbps :-(
    >But in the less populated areas with less trafikk I get 200 kbps :-)

    Really? How did you measure that? I've never seen more than about 150 Kbps
    with an EGPRS Class 10 device on Cingular.

    >AND there is no indication of speed (need to run a speed test).
    >Neither in the Windows connect message NOR on the phone display.

    Windows connect shows the port speed, not the data throughout speed. However,
    Windows will report network throughput (in different ways depending on
    version).

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>
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    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <1124064609.501122.89520@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com> on 14 Aug 2005
    17:10:09 -0700, "GomJabbar" <dkbatson@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you install Sony Ericsson's Wireless Manager, it displays current
    >download speed. ...

    It does? Where?

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>
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    "John Navas" <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote in message
    news:5iXLe.9228$p%3.36921@typhoon.sonic.net...
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <DcMLe.6038$WD.3316@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net> on Sun, 14 Aug
    > 2005
    > 18:38:27 GMT, "jlp" <salmo@teleport.com> wrote:
    >
    >>How reliable is the GPRS/EDGE Network?
    >
    > Good, but not great -- it generally works well, but there are issues from
    > time
    > to time.
    >
    >>After several weeks of being able to
    >>reliably connect at reasonable speeds the last 24 hours has resulted in
    >>either no connection (Connection Manager can't find a data network) or a
    >>near zero connection speeds when it does connect.
    >
    > We recently had a few days of similar problems here in Northern
    > California.
    >
    >>I don't imagine Cingular
    >>would happen to have a network status webpage , right?
    >
    > Right. But you can call Customer Service and find out if there is a
    > problem
    > in your area (or otherwise report it).
    >
    > --
    > Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    > John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>


    Possibly we share some portion of the same network....I'm a few hundred
    miles north
    of you....

    Let's hope the reason for the slowdowns was for "system upgrades"

    jlp
  9. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    John Navas wrote:

    >>After several weeks of being able to
    >>reliably connect at reasonable speeds the last 24 hours has resulted in
    >>either no connection (Connection Manager can't find a data network) or a
    >>near zero connection speeds when it does connect.
    >
    >
    > We recently had a few days of similar problems here in Northern California.

    huh... Now that's it's being mentioned, we were having problems in the
    NY/NJ area as well. My RAZR would boot up with a GPRS symbol once it
    regsitered wiht the network, but after a while the symbol would
    disappear and all GPRS connections would fail. Usually rebooting the
    phone would restore the connection, for while until it dropped again,
    requiring anohter reboot.

    It happened all last week, but so far this week, I haven't noticed any
    similar issues anymore.


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  10. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.nokia (More info?)

    jlp wrote:
    > How reliable is the GPRS/EDGE Network?.After several weeks of being able to
    > reliably connect at reasonable speeds the last 24 hours has resulted in
    > either no connection (Connection Manager can't find a data network) or a
    > near zero connection speeds when it does connect. I don't imagine Cingular
    > would happen to have a network status webpage , right?
    >
    > Tnx
    >
    > Jeff
    >
    >
    I find that my EDGE card for PC performance has really deteriorated. To
    be totally useless. Clearly false and misleading advertising and fails
    the test of suitability for intended purpose. I am a former AT&T
    wireless user. The story I get is that they are cutting down service
    for former AT&T customers so that we have to open a new account with
    Cingular, buy new equipment and sign a new contract. I find Verizon has
    far superior service in the mid-Atlantic area including a 1 Gbit
    wideband service in DC and NY. So, if I have to change carriers, then
    it looks better to go to the better carrier.

    Jim
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