Re: most would not use it at all Depends on how you travel, with business... I must have data and can not rely on hotspots. That being said if I am doing more then email I will purchase the faster speed packs, if not 2g is fine for me. and most times the "2g" speeds are actually faster then the 2g speeds in the US.
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Re: most would not use it at all Exactly. When I'll be spending 2 weeks on the road in Alberta/British Columbia, I would be perfectly fine with free 2G voice/data/sms vs. the ~$1.00/minute and $ $0.015/KB in Canada ($15.36/MB) and $0.50/sms
~ 10 years ago, I had the old AT&T Wireless 'North America package', which included calling/long distance from my bucket of minutes + sms for $9.99/month as an add on.
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Time is money... People are willing to wait. People traveling have different expectations than people at/near home. The fact that T-Mobile is doing this at all puts the other carriers to shame.
Re: not EDGE coverage, EDGE speed
said by sevenbelow:agreed. t-mobile edge usually works better(more consistant/stable) than 3g/4g throttled to 128kbps
I agree. I wish ATT iphone 4s allowed to disable 3g like on 3gs model. Edge is extremely reliable and consistant, especially in Manhattan.
Re: Used it in Manila, PI...
said by AnonTravel :They throttle you at 128kbps no matter how you connect. You could be connected on LTE on the roaming country but you should still be capped at 128kbps.
my phone connected at 3G data (Yes, 3G and not 2G
NOT EDGE Why does everyone call it EDGE? EDGE is horrible, throttled 3G/4G isn't. EDGE rarely gets to 128kbps, and the latency will be WAY higher.
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Re: NOT EDGE
said by BiggA:BiggA that is a great point. Its 2G speeds, not 2G network.
Why does everyone call it EDGE? EDGE is horrible, throttled 3G/4G isn't. EDGE rarely gets to 128kbps, and the latency will be WAY higher.