I began this blog as a way to help i wireless customers understand and effectively use wireless data. I have not maintained the blog since leaving i wireless in 2008, but it continues to get a lot of visitors, so I have decided to dust it off and see if I can keep it updated with fresh content. I no longer live in Iowa so I can't address what is going on with i wireless, but being a bit of an Apple fan boy, I thought I would try to cover some of the ways that I use iOS devices in my daily life.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
To Get EDGE Speeds You Need An EDGE-Capable Device
While i wireless's Phone Wizard is a nice way to narrow your choices in selecting a handset that fits your needs, it doesn't let you search by data speed capabilities. For those of you that care about things such as this (and based on past comments, there are a few of you out there who do), here is a list of the phones currently offered by i wireless that are EDGE-capable:
HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger
Motorola RAZR V3-06*
Sony Ericsson Z310a
Sony Ericsson W300i
Sony Ericsson W580i
...which leaves the following phones that max out at GPRS speeds:
Motorola RAZR V3*
Motorola RAZR V3i
Sony Ericsson W200a
Sony Ericsson Z550a
* The RAZR has had such a long life that Motorola has "refreshed" the model a few times. The current version is the V3-06, although you won't find it called this on the phone or its packaging. If you want to make sure that you are buying an EDGE-capable MOTORAZR V3, make sure it is listed on the packaging.