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Cellular operator Dialog GSM said Monday it has become the first in Sri Lanka to commercially offer high-speed data service, starting with customers in the Colombo South area.
Dialog users have to own an EDGE (enhance data rates for GSM evolution) handset to make use of quicker data download time while on the move. rn

rnldblquote Dialog GSM is proud to be the first network to go live with EDGE,
dblquote says CEO Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya in a statement.rn

rnApart from Colombo South, subscribers can also check out the EDGE service at Dialogs Union Place headquarters.rn

rnWith only two international models available in the market, EDGE handsets are presently priced at around Rs. 70,000. The Nokia 6220 EDGE handset carries a price tag of Rs. 79,000.rn

rnBut devices such as PC data cards and PDAs, which are traditionally GPRS enabled software, is not yet available for EDGE customers.rn

rnDialog says its EDGE coverage will grow rapidly in line with the availability of handsets and the demands of data