Google maps slow on EDGE

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  1. claytonb

    claytonb New Member

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    When I exit a Rogers 3G network area and my iphone 4 switches over to EDGE, google maps is very very slow.

    I've tried resetting the network setting, restored, replaced the sim card and even the iphone with no solution. I've contacted both Apple and Rogers where they both blamed each other.

    Anyone else notice this problem?

    I updated my iphone 3G to IOS4 when that first came out and maps was acting very slow also. So I jailbroke the iphone 3G and went back to firmware 3.1.2 where maps now works fine on EDGE.

    I put my iphone 4 beside my iphone 3G (fw 3.1.2), both on EDGE with the 3G loading the maps graphics much faster.

    Any ideas?? Thank you.
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    b767forever Banned

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    Well of course it's slow, EDGE isn't a speed network
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    More like 128k
  4. claytonb

    claytonb New Member

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    I know it's slower than 3G. But why is my iphone 3G (FW 3.1.2) much faster? When I say slow, I mean slow. I see the blue location radar dot but the graphics is so slow loading that it can't keep up with it.

    I used speedtest app and the download speed it 10k
  5. Well .. is it on 3G?

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  6. claytonb

    claytonb New Member

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    I use 3G when in the city but it switches to EDGE when on the highway outside the 3G range. I think it's an issue with IOS4.1. I'll wait for a new fw or Carrier update to come out and see if that makes any improvement.
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    isnt everything slow on EDGE? start using wifi more

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    btw 4.1 actually updates the carrier calculations, so it should be more accurate
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    Dude your speed is at 10Kb/Sec of course it'll take forever to load. ESPECIALLY if you're using satellite / hybrid view. Maps only works conceivably well on 3G or a nice 5 bars of Edge which usually gives me about 60Kb/Sec max.
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    claytonb New Member

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    Why does maps on my iphone 3G (FW 3.1.2) display the map graphice much faster when on EDGE also???

    I updated my iphone 3G to IOS4 when that first came out and maps was acting very slow also. So I jailbroke the iphone 3G and went back to firmware 3.1.2 where maps now works fine on EDGE.
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    Edge is just like IDEN. Outdated and slow.

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