The girls walked off, but I asked him if he had said “3.5G technology” instead of EDGE and he shrugged his shoulders and just said “they’re girls…you know..” and then kept repeating the phrase “EDGE technology” as I walked off.

One wonders if this is the standard pitch when people ask about the data speeds when the iPhone is on a cellular network.  Granted, when connected to a WiFi network the iPhone will provide superfast speeds but those not in the telco industry may not know the device is not a 3G device.