How do I put this?
I do not have statistics for the rest of the world, but I do know that in my experience here in Nigeria, using GPRS/EDGE for almost anything is a painful experience.
In my opinion, the least internet capability of any device that you want to use for web browsing, social networking and/or instant messaging should be 3G. Add 3.5G/HSDPA and that’s even better.
But my experience is just that. Can everyone share their experiences and point out the following:
Have you used GPRS/EDGE exclusively on any device?
What device was that?
Where? Your location.
How stable was it?
How usable in terms of speed?
Would you recommend a GPRS/EDGE only device to someone looking to get online via mobile?
Any other info welcome. The more the details you provide, the better. Thanks all!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.