Optimize your BlackBerry network and improve overall speeds

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I’m using the Curve 8900 right now and although I love the device, I can’t help but dislike EDGE. One application which aims to help is NetworkAcc. NetworkAcc is a mobile network accelerator specially designed for BlackBerry devices.

Although I’m skeptical, NetworkAcc could help accelerate all your mobile network activities, which include browsing, downloading, uploading, streaming, online gaming, sending and receiving email, etc. The app uses optimization technology to fine-tune several key network parameters to prevent data fragmentation and to improve data throughput. All the above techniques translate into a speedy internet/network connection: faster browsing, faster downloading, faster email, and faster online gaming.

[ED NOTE: Please write me if you've purchased this from BlackBerry Cool. The company's claims are under investigation. kyle at blackberrycool dawt com.]

  • Paul

    Did you try it?

  • Paul

    Did you try it?

  • depietro

    It is impossible for a 3rd party application to affect how the device connects to the network. To affect data transfer speeds, you must have access to the native buffering mechanism at the OS layer. 3rd party applications sit above the framework layer, which sits above the VM, which sits above the OS. So what they claim is impossible.

  • depietro

    It is impossible for a 3rd party application to affect how the device connects to the network. To affect data transfer speeds, you must have access to the native buffering mechanism at the OS layer. 3rd party applications sit above the framework layer, which sits above the VM, which sits above the OS. So what they claim is impossible.

  • depietro

    Just wanted to be specific:

    “The app uses optimization technology to fine-tune several key network parameters to prevent data fragmentation and to improve data throughput.”

    The only network parameters an application can affect FOR ITSELF are connection type, https security settings, and interface. To say that an application can affect other apps with parameters that increase network speed is not just a stretch, it is patently false as this is not allowed by the framework.

  • depietro

    Just wanted to be specific:

    “The app uses optimization technology to fine-tune several key network parameters to prevent data fragmentation and to improve data throughput.”

    The only network parameters an application can affect FOR ITSELF are connection type, https security settings, and interface. To say that an application can affect other apps with parameters that increase network speed is not just a stretch, it is patently false as this is not allowed by the framework.

  • depietro

    Just wanted to be specific:

    “The app uses optimization technology to fine-tune several key network parameters to prevent data fragmentation and to improve data throughput.”

    The only network parameters an application can affect FOR ITSELF are connection type, https security settings, and interface. To say that an application can affect other apps with parameters that increase network speed is not just a stretch, it is patently false as this is not allowed by the framework.

  • C B

    They also make a memory-boosting app which were all soundly thrashed several years ago. This appears to be hype, with no trial available. Buyer beware.

  • C B

    They also make a memory-boosting app which were all soundly thrashed several years ago. This appears to be hype, with no trial available. Buyer beware.

  • DavidB

    This was listed about a couple days ago on BerryReview and pretty much universally doubted.
    Since there is no API on the BB OS for doing such things, unleas RIM has given these guys special access to undocumented calls there’s no way it can do what it claims, unless maybe by rerouting your TCP/IP through so highly optimizing proxy server thay does a better job the RIM’s own BIS proxies.

    Looks like snake oil to me.

  • DavidB

    This was listed about a couple days ago on BerryReview and pretty much universally doubted.
    Since there is no API on the BB OS for doing such things, unleas RIM has given these guys special access to undocumented calls there’s no way it can do what it claims, unless maybe by rerouting your TCP/IP through so highly optimizing proxy server thay does a better job the RIM’s own BIS proxies.

    Looks like snake oil to me.

  • Song

    Installed it on my Curve 8310. Since I just use my blackberry for phone calling and mobile web browsing on the go as a regular phone, I never sign any BES or BIS contract, and since Curve product line only support EDGE, and this signal enhancement software does offers one optimization option for non-BES or BIS users, it surely catches my eye balls at the first place, how ever, after the installation, no obvious signal improvement has been found. Well, all in all it is yet another useless memory waste pile of junk IMO.

  • Song

    Installed it on my Curve 8310. Since I just use my blackberry for phone calling and mobile web browsing on the go as a regular phone, I never sign any BES or BIS contract, and since Curve product line only support EDGE, and this signal enhancement software does offers one optimization option for non-BES or BIS users, it surely catches my eye balls at the first place, how ever, after the installation, no obvious signal improvement has been found. Well, all in all it is yet another useless memory waste pile of junk IMO.

  • Song

    Installed it on my Curve 8310. Since I just use my blackberry for phone calling and mobile web browsing on the go as a regular phone, I never sign any BES or BIS contract, and since Curve product line only support EDGE, and this signal enhancement software does offers one optimization option for non-BES or BIS users, it surely catches my eye balls at the first place, how ever, after the installation, no obvious signal improvement has been found. Well, all in all it is yet another useless memory waste pile of junk IMO.

  • DavidB

    @Song:
    You said you have EDGE data so yes you DO have at least BIS. You can’t have EDGE service without BIS or BES.

  • DavidB

    @Song:
    You said you have EDGE data so yes you DO have at least BIS. You can’t have EDGE service without BIS or BES.

  • Song

    @David B, my apology for misunderstanding. What I wanted to mean was “the max connection a Curve. 8310 is capable of is EDGE”, in fact I’m always on “edge” since I never use BES and my vendor (the most infamous China Mobile) hasn’t introduced BIS yet.

    By the way I do agree deprieto and your insights about the doubts on this NetAcc app.

  • Song

    @David B, my apology for misunderstanding. What I wanted to mean was “the max connection a Curve. 8310 is capable of is EDGE”, in fact I’m always on “edge” since I never use BES and my vendor (the most infamous China Mobile) hasn’t introduced BIS yet.

    By the way I do agree deprieto and your insights about the doubts on this NetAcc app.

  • Kent

    Purchased this yesterday for my 8310. Despite being hugely skeptical like everyone else about its viability, I figured $9.00 is a small price to pay for even the remotest possibility that it might improve EDGE speeds. Turns out skepticism is well-founded. After multiple page-load tests before and after using the app with the BB Internet Browser, there is ZERO difference in performance.

  • Kent

    Purchased this yesterday for my 8310. Despite being hugely skeptical like everyone else about its viability, I figured $9.00 is a small price to pay for even the remotest possibility that it might improve EDGE speeds. Turns out skepticism is well-founded. After multiple page-load tests before and after using the app with the BB Internet Browser, there is ZERO difference in performance.

  • Johannes

    Just bought it, installed in my strom (9500).
    No improvement at all using Opera mini and BBBrowser AND after opening 2-3 pages my storm hanged, so i have to pull the battery out.
    Bad experience.

  • Johannes

    Just bought it, installed in my strom (9500).
    No improvement at all using Opera mini and BBBrowser AND after opening 2-3 pages my storm hanged, so i have to pull the battery out.
    Bad experience.

  • Matt Adams

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    100% guaranteed.
    Full tested by our independent university associated research lab.

  • Matt Adams

    I charge $50 for a little brown pill that you put in your Blackberry to dramatically improve battery life up to 50% and more.

    100% guaranteed.
    Full tested by our independent university associated research lab.

  • Freddie

    @DavidB actually yes you can have EDGE without BIS or BES. I had EDGE service for years with PREPAID on my BLACKBERRY. Please gain some knowledge before you type.

  • Freddie

    @DavidB actually yes you can have EDGE without BIS or BES. I had EDGE service for years with PREPAID on my BLACKBERRY. Please gain some knowledge before you type.

  • David-marchant-

    i downloaded network accerator and for the first day i used it, it was unbelievably good at improving speed.  since that day it has failed like a gay mans penis in a mature womens brothel.  what can i do to make it work wonders again