Every morning I commute about 15 minutes to college. Between my house and the college is a well known dead zone with no service at all. Last year I stopped using pandora for my morning drive since I knew it would cut out. However all this week I have been using pandora and it has continued to play, even while there has been no service! I have physically looked at the "no service" while pandora played. Anyone know how this is happening?
- 09-11-2009, 07:59 AM #2
- 09-11-2009, 08:13 AM #3
There definetely were no hot spots, the dead spot is all farm land. I figured pandora must save a little bit ahead but had no idea it could do so for so long. Anyone know how much pandora saves to be ready for a dead zone or things of that nature?
- 09-11-2009, 10:49 AM #5
Not sure on the exact amount that Pandora caches but it is a pretty significant amount -- probably the entire current song can be cached. Obviously t it won't cache the next song since it has to ping the network for each new song.
I do believe that Pandora streams to the iPhone at 64kbps, which would be 8 kB/sec or roughly 1920 kB for a 4 minute song. If you assume 3G speeds of 25 kB/sec then Pandora can stream an entire 4 minute song in less than 90 seconds.