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  1. #1
    jbyrd
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    Routinely boring to get 150 Kbps throughput from
    "free" VZW site. Packet I suppose. No data plan
    needed. Nights and weekends free. Surf all night,
    8:01 PM 5:59AM if you like. Old plan..


    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Downloading over Cingular EGPRS(EDGE) here in the San Francisco Bay Area
    > (San Ramon) continues to improve -- here's what I just saw for net
    > throughput on a large FTP download using a Sony Ericsson GC82 PC Card
    > (Class 10):
    >
    > Minimum: 21.7 KBytes/sec (174 Kbps)
    > Maximum: 27.5 KBytes/sec (220 Kbps)
    > Average: 25.4 KBytes/sec (204 Kbps)
    >
    > Performance monitor screen capture: <http://i19.tinypic.com/48fpk5w.png>
    >
    > UMTS/HSDPA would of course have been much faster.
    >
    > --
    > Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
    > John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>






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  2. #2

    Re: 200+ Kbps download for Cingular EGPRS(EDGE) (San Francisco Bay Area)

    John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I just moved up to HSDPA (using a RAZR V3xx), which does indeed make
    > that kind of speed routinely boring. Haven't had time to do much
    > testing yet, but I've already seen over 500 Kbps throughput here in a
    > moderate signal area.


    Does this mean you would tether your new phone, instead of using the laptop
    card?

    Where did you buy yours? I see Cingular has one for $39.99 with a 2 year
    contract.

    Have you tried the http://qode.com barcode reader with it?

    (Today, I noticed that my connection has gone from GPRS to EGPRS, for the
    first time in this area.)

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  3. #3
    John Navas
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    Re: 200+ Kbps download for Cingular EGPRS(EDGE) (San Francisco Bay Area)

    On Mon, 2 Apr 2007 22:42:10 +0000 (UTC), [email protected] wrote in
    <[email protected]>:

    >John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> I just moved up to HSDPA (using a RAZR V3xx), which does indeed make
    >> that kind of speed routinely boring. Haven't had time to do much
    >> testing yet, but I've already seen over 500 Kbps throughput here in a
    >> moderate signal area.

    >
    >Does this mean you would tether your new phone, instead of using the laptop
    >card?


    Yep.

    >Where did you buy yours? I see Cingular has one for $39.99 with a 2 year
    >contract.


    That's what I did.

    >Have you tried the http://qode.com barcode reader with it?


    Just tried it. V3xx not officially supported. Downloaded code for
    supported V3x. Works.

    >(Today, I noticed that my connection has gone from GPRS to EGPRS, for the
    >first time in this area.)


    Cool.

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    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



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    Re: 200+ Kbps download for Cingular EGPRS(EDGE) (San Francisco Bay Area)

    John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Mon, 2 Apr 2007 22:42:10 +0000 (UTC), [email protected] wrote in


    > >Have you tried the http://qode.com barcode reader with it?


    > Just tried it. V3xx not officially supported. Downloaded code for
    > supported V3x. Works.


    There is a "window", where you key in a barcode that runs on my v551, and
    the "reader", where you take a picture of a barcode with your camera. Did
    you get the camera version to do UPC lookups?

    This looks like the new version of the cue-cat, which I thought was a
    really cool thing... obviously not enough geeks in the world to hook the
    free gadget to their computer, but "everybody" has a cellphone with a
    camera.

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  5. #5
    SMS
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    Re: 200+ Kbps download for Cingular EGPRS(EDGE) (San Francisco BayArea)

    [email protected] wrote:

    > This looks like the new version of the cue-cat, which I thought was a
    > really cool thing... obviously not enough geeks in the world to hook the
    > free gadget to their computer, but "everybody" has a cellphone with a
    > camera.


    I saw some Cuecats for sale over at Halted the other day. Radio Shack
    used to give them out for free.



  6. #6
    John Navas
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    Re: 200+ Kbps download for Cingular EGPRS(EDGE) (San Francisco Bay Area)

    On Tue, 3 Apr 2007 00:14:46 +0000 (UTC), [email protected] wrote in
    <[email protected]>:

    >John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Mon, 2 Apr 2007 22:42:10 +0000 (UTC), [email protected] wrote in

    >
    >> >Have you tried the http://qode.com barcode reader with it?

    >
    >> Just tried it. V3xx not officially supported. Downloaded code for
    >> supported V3x. Works.

    >
    >There is a "window", where you key in a barcode that runs on my v551, and
    >the "reader", where you take a picture of a barcode with your camera. Did
    >you get the camera version to do UPC lookups?


    I tested "reader", and it worked (on a laptop screen image no less),
    launching the browser, which wound up at the correct website.

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    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



  7. #7
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: 200+ Kbps download for Cingular EGPRS(EDGE) (San Francisco Bay Area)

    At 02 Apr 2007 17:17:18 -0700 SMS wrote:

    > I saw some Cuecats for sale over at Halted the other day. Radio Shack
    > used to give them out for free.


    True, and no one cared since they used a proprietary encrypted output.
    Once the "hack" to remove the encryption surfaced (long after the Shack
    stopped giving them away) they suddenly had "value" and surplus dealers
    started selling them.

    I still have my freebie I hacked long ago (IIRC, you just had to clip one
    diode or resistor leg- it's been awhile!) and use it very occasionally.




  8. #8
    SMS
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    Re: 200+ Kbps download for Cingular EGPRS(EDGE) (San Francisco BayArea)

    Todd Allcock wrote:
    > At 02 Apr 2007 17:17:18 -0700 SMS wrote:
    >
    >> I saw some Cuecats for sale over at Halted the other day. Radio Shack
    >> used to give them out for free.

    >
    > True, and no one cared since they used a proprietary encrypted output.
    > Once the "hack" to remove the encryption surfaced (long after the Shack
    > stopped giving them away) they suddenly had "value" and surplus dealers
    > started selling them.
    >
    > I still have my freebie I hacked long ago (IIRC, you just had to clip one
    > diode or resistor leg- it's been awhile!) and use it very occasionally.


    IIRC, the hack was available almost immediately. I remember opening mine
    to hack it the day I got it. It was cutting one trace. I never remember
    the USB ones being given away, just the serial ones.



  9. #9

    Re: QODE barcode reader for cellphones.

    John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Tue, 3 Apr 2007 00:14:46 +0000 (UTC), [email protected] wrote in
    > >> >Have you tried the http://qode.com barcode reader with it?


    > I tested "reader", and it worked (on a laptop screen image no less),
    > launching the browser, which wound up at the correct website.


    I still have a a couple of the cue-cat things that plug in to a keyboard
    port, and a java or something that reads it nicely. I never did any
    hardware hack. But the cellphone is handier, and wireless.

    I keyed in various UPCs with mixed results. A Costco branded item wasn't
    recognized, but said the root UPC was registered to a company... revealing
    the Costco supplier? It wasn't the name on the package. Like an FCC-ID
    on a Wifi card? ;-)

    Other UPCs were recognized, and fired off my WAP browser to the registered
    web site, which wasn't WAP viewable... a minor glitch in a WAP-oriented
    product scheme. Did your WAP viewer work, or did it invoke Opera or
    something? Lets see ... UPC ... There's a history, try it again... Hey!
    It's viewable today. Hmmm.

    And how did they avoid the initial "confirm" message that I still get for
    Google Maps?

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  10. #10
    John Navas
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    Re: QODE barcode reader for cellphones.

    On Tue, 3 Apr 2007 18:24:28 +0000 (UTC), [email protected] wrote in
    <[email protected]>:

    >John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Tue, 3 Apr 2007 00:14:46 +0000 (UTC), [email protected] wrote in
    >> >> >Have you tried the http://qode.com barcode reader with it?

    >
    >> I tested "reader", and it worked (on a laptop screen image no less),
    >> launching the browser, which wound up at the correct website.


    >Other UPCs were recognized, and fired off my WAP browser to the registered
    >web site, which wasn't WAP viewable... a minor glitch in a WAP-oriented
    >product scheme. Did your WAP viewer work, or did it invoke Opera or
    >something? Lets see ... UPC ... There's a history, try it again... Hey!
    >It's viewable today. Hmmm.


    The browser in the V3xx is reportedly based on Opera, and is
    considerable more capable than the typical WAP browser.

    >And how did they avoid the initial "confirm" message that I still get for
    >Google Maps?


    I got a confirm message for the camera.
    The browser is built into the phone, so there's no confirm message.

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    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



  11. #11

    Re: 200+ Kbps download for Cingular EGPRS(EDGE) (San Francisco Bay Area)

    John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Mon, 2 Apr 2007 22:42:10 +0000 (UTC), [email protected] wrote in


    > >Where did you buy yours? I see Cingular has one for $39.99 with a 2 year
    > >contract.


    > That's what I did.


    But,now there are colors!
    Black, Gold, Platinum; $49, $79, $99. (I missed the $39.)
    Unless it's really Platinum, I can't see anything in the specs that makes
    it worth twice as much.

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