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July 20, 2007

Surf Wtih The EDGE Network 5 Times Faster!

UPDATE #1 (1/1/2008) Unfortunately, Google changed the way it loads pages to the iPhone, so the method detailed in the video below no longer works. However, iPhonePOV found another way that is almost as easy, to see how it's done, please check out our updated story on Surfing with EDGE 5 Times Faster - Part 2.
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The follow information is not correct. (See update above.)

Yes, that's right, five times faster. Pages that normally take 50 seconds to download will be on your iPhone in 10 seconds (and even less...)

If you want to read how to speed up EDGE Browsing, click here. (This page also has a brief history of EDGE and why it sucks the goat for iPhone surfing.)

If you're lazy want to be spoon-fed the method, watch the video below:

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18 comments:

Bdub73 said...

Great tip, this makes edge surfing fun again. Thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic alternative when the EDGE network is performing slowly.

Thanks iPhonePOV!

Anonymous said...

Very nice.
Seeing this makes me want one even more.
Your site is now bookmarked.
Thanks.

Pern said...

P, this tip works well for wifi connections as well. Many pages are just easier to navigate after Google reformats them.

-Pern

Anonymous said...

Here is a bookmarklet that will do this to the website you are currently viewing:

javascript:location.href='http://www.google.com/gwt/n?safe=images&uipref=3&gwt=on&hl=en&source=m&sa=X&oi=blended&ct=res&cd=1&rd=1&u=' +encodeURIComponent(location.href)

Kendra

Anonymous said...

Big hairy deal, I've been using this method on my windows mobile phone for years now. It is for other devices not only iphones.

Anonymous said...

This is of course applicable to any phone - and with a WAP browser (such as Opera/Mobile), this is the default behavior when you search on Google.

Now, my real comment/question is: Not being an iPhone owner (and not likely to be one until they add a few more features to the phone, such as a DUN bluetooth profile, 3G (UMTS/HSDPA) network speeds, etc) - is it not possible to configure Safari to use a web proxy server directly - as it is on almost any other phone?

If so, go ahead and use "wireless.cingular.com" as a HTTP proxy - that will speed up things too.

If not - WTF!? Yet ANOTHER basic feature that is missing in the iPhone? Well, no sweat - go download Opera Mini (http://www.operamini.com/). It uses Opera's own proxy servers to speed up internet surfing - and its preview/fullsize switching is also a bit snappier/smoother than the iPhone Safari browser..

WAIT! I forgot - the iPhone cannot run 3rd party (j2me) apps! Oh damn.


Heh. Heh. I gotta say anyone who shells out $399 (let alone the original $599 price) for this thing do deserve what they get..

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Anonymous said...

i expect this will be deleted. Judging by the miraculas speed edge loaded the html page (what I saw, not what I heard) i'd have to say that I suspect that it has been presaved, hense the pacy uploading of Images (didnt load so fast when i tried the same sites). Of course viewing pages in phone format will improve download times, but any 3g phone can do that and faster than edge. So thanks, great tip but Lets face it iphone2 needs 3.5g and guarenteed flash web player to fulfill Steve Jobs promise of 'non watered down internet'.

Mike said...

I had this all set up and working like a charm, until Google unveiled it's new mobile home page. Now, I can't seem to save the settings to default to the mobile proxy anymore! Any tips/tricks/advice?

Anonymous said...

Hi folks.

Use <"http://www.google.com/xhtml"> to access preferences.

Greetz

Carsten P.

Michael said...

Hmm. I found the settings and set it to pull up the mobile version, but I still can't get my iPhone's default google search function to pull up mobile-formatted pages (www.google.com/gwt...) by default, like it used to before Google's new mobile interface. It was so handy to have Safari automatically work through Google's mobile gateway before...

Anonymous said...

i dont have that option what do i do now?

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MaryJohn said...

That's great...it really helped me to improve my internet speed.I followed your tips and confirmed it through a speed test in Scanmyspeed.com.