FreeRunner and Rogers/Fido question

Philippe Guillebert phyce at
Thu Jul 3 20:42:39 CEST 2008

Todd Courtnage wrote:
> Hey all.
> I live in Canada (Calgary) and am looking at buying the FreeRunner.
> I've also noticed that there is no 3G support.  I presently have a
> BlackBerry 8700 on Rogers EDGE network, with a data plan.  I'm confused
> in whether EDGE is 3G or 2G.  

Edge is often referred to "2,75G".

To sum it up :

2G is plain old GSM (9.6kbits/sec)
2,5G is GPRS (about 50 kbits/sec)
2,75G is EDGE (about 200 kbits/sec)
3G is HSDPA (up to a few Mbits/sec)

Neo Freerunner is GPRS-capable. Not awesome, but enough to check mails 
or things like that.


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