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Anonymous
August 4, 2004 9:37:39 AM

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Has anyone else found that the data transfer rate/responsiveness of data
throughput to their Sprint PCS phone is alarmingly slow, like mine has been
for almost 2 years while using Sprint PCS? I can't send an email or browse
web pages from my phone, without getting into a five to ten minute ordeal.

Are there other cell phones that are much faster for data transfer?
Anonymous
August 4, 2004 9:37:40 AM

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Please tell us which model Sprint PCS phone you have, as some are better
at this than others. And are you asking about email/web on the phone's
own screen/keypad or on a computer connected to the phone by a cable?

yo@viacorreo.net wrote:

> Has anyone else found that the data transfer rate/responsiveness of data
> throughput to their Sprint PCS phone is alarmingly slow, like mine has been
> for almost 2 years while using Sprint PCS? I can't send an email or browse
> web pages from my phone, without getting into a five to ten minute ordeal.
>
> Are there other cell phones that are much faster for data transfer?

--
Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620
Anonymous
August 5, 2004 2:38:14 AM

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OK, I'm using a (2 year old) Samsung A500. I'm talking about email/web on
the phone's own screen being miserably slow, both to connect to the PCS
network and to do anything once it is connected. Usually, it spends 30
seconds or more just trying to establish its connection, let alone the
minutes and minutes I need to even check my email.

I can't figure out if it's my phone being so slow, the Sprint PCS network,
or both. And if I switch to a different provider/phone (Verizon? ATT?)
Would this be much faster?
Related resources
August 5, 2004 5:56:02 PM

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yo@viacorreo.net wrote:
> OK, I'm using a (2 year old) Samsung A500. I'm talking about email/web on
> the phone's own screen being miserably slow, both to connect to the PCS
> network and to do anything once it is connected. Usually, it spends 30
> seconds or more just trying to establish its connection, let alone the
> minutes and minutes I need to even check my email.
>
> I can't figure out if it's my phone being so slow, the Sprint PCS network,
> or both. And if I switch to a different provider/phone (Verizon? ATT?)
> Would this be much faster?

I have a Treo 600 that's horribly slow. I live in Houston, but I recently
visited the Detroit area, and it was equally as slow there.

Typically, I see long pauses of no data transfer (like 20-40 seconds) followed
by slow transfers of maybe 2 KB/second. I've used the web services several
dozen times, and the performance is always lousy. A strong signal seems to make
no difference in throughput. I've *never* seen data transfers that were not
interrupted by long delays.

AFAIC, the web services on this phone are totally worthless. I'm inclined to
think the problem is not in the phone, since the Treo was very much intended to
be web capable.

Randy
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 3:51:01 AM

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My understanding is that data takes a lower priority to voice. If true, and
you're in a busy area, data will be delayed while the system tries to
optimize voice quality for other users.

"Randy" <joe@burgershack.com> wrote in message
news:cetvs2$fnh$1@joe.rice.edu...
> yo@viacorreo.net wrote:
> > OK, I'm using a (2 year old) Samsung A500. I'm talking about email/web
on
> > the phone's own screen being miserably slow, both to connect to the PCS
> > network and to do anything once it is connected. Usually, it spends 30
> > seconds or more just trying to establish its connection, let alone the
> > minutes and minutes I need to even check my email.
> >
> > I can't figure out if it's my phone being so slow, the Sprint PCS
network,
> > or both. And if I switch to a different provider/phone (Verizon? ATT?)
> > Would this be much faster?
>
> I have a Treo 600 that's horribly slow. I live in Houston, but I recently
> visited the Detroit area, and it was equally as slow there.
>
> Typically, I see long pauses of no data transfer (like 20-40 seconds)
followed
> by slow transfers of maybe 2 KB/second. I've used the web services
several
> dozen times, and the performance is always lousy. A strong signal seems
to make
> no difference in throughput. I've *never* seen data transfers that were
not
> interrupted by long delays.
>
> AFAIC, the web services on this phone are totally worthless. I'm inclined
to
> think the problem is not in the phone, since the Treo was very much
intended to
> be web capable.
>
> Randy
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 7:07:41 PM

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Hello,

The following has been our experience with two different models of
phones.

With the Samsung N400 using the OEM data cable connected to a Windows XP
professional laptop, the connection would be good by setting up a separate
dial up networking connection (dialing #777) and connecting to the VISION
network that way. When we attempted to use the PCS connection software, the
connection would be ultra slow and drop constantly.

The opposite was true for us with the Samsung A600. Using the PCS
connection software worked best while the dial-up networking connection
constantly dropped or locked up.


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<yo@viacorreo.net> wrote in message news:41107621$1_1@127.0.0.1...
> Has anyone else found that the data transfer rate/responsiveness of data
> throughput to their Sprint PCS phone is alarmingly slow, like mine has
been
> for almost 2 years while using Sprint PCS? I can't send an email or
browse
> web pages from my phone, without getting into a five to ten minute ordeal.
>
> Are there other cell phones that are much faster for data transfer?
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 8:56:46 AM

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Randy wrote:

> yo@viacorreo.net wrote:
>> OK, I'm using a (2 year old) Samsung A500. I'm talking about email/web on
>> the phone's own screen being miserably slow, both to connect to the PCS
>> network and to do anything once it is connected. Usually, it spends 30
>> seconds or more just trying to establish its connection, let alone the
>> minutes and minutes I need to even check my email.
>>
>> I can't figure out if it's my phone being so slow, the Sprint PCS network,
>> or both. And if I switch to a different provider/phone (Verizon? ATT?)
>> Would this be much faster?
>
> I have a Treo 600 that's horribly slow. I live in Houston, but I recently
> visited the Detroit area, and it was equally as slow there.
>
> Typically, I see long pauses of no data transfer (like 20-40 seconds) followed
> by slow transfers of maybe 2 KB/second. I've used the web services several
> dozen times, and the performance is always lousy. A strong signal seems to make
> no difference in throughput. I've *never* seen data transfers that were not
> interrupted by long delays.
>
> AFAIC, the web services on this phone are totally worthless. I'm inclined to
> think the problem is not in the phone, since the Treo was very much intended to
> be web capable.
>
> Randy

It's very unlikely to be the phone. I have a Treo 600 on SPCS, here in
San Diego. I regularly get data rates between 50 and 150 kbps.
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