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Thread: Surprise, You Really Like AT&T
07-24-2010, 01:58 PM #61
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07-24-2010, 02:03 PM #62
I'm happy with AT&T and their service.
First provider I had was Airtouch, then I think I had LA Cellular, then the old AT&T, T-Mobile, and finally made the switch to Cingular/AT&T when the iPhone first came out. I've had great service by all of them. Loved T-Mobile and had great service when I had the Sidekick 2 and 3. The Sidekick was the second best phone I've ever had. Even had an App store of sorts before the iPhone.
Being in the military and always traveling, I'll stick with a world standard, GSM. I've used my AT&T and T-Mobile phones in Afghanistan, Djibouti, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and all over Europe.
Eventually, Verizon will be moving to LTE along with T-Mobile, AT&T and the rest of the world, so it won't matter who your provider is. They will all have roaming agreements with each other, and you will have service anywhere that at least one provider has coverage in. Mark my words.
07-24-2010, 02:15 PM #63
ive never dropped a call on my iphone 4 i love it
07-24-2010, 02:20 PM #64
07-24-2010, 02:26 PM #65
I've had at&t for two years now, and have NEVER been unhappy with them. I live in St. Joseph, MO,, anyone know where that is? Now here, in our podunk town, we have 3g service and full bars Everywhere. I never lose calls. I've had Sprint, US cellular, tmobile, Ampd,, and not one of them made me happy. The only issue I've ever had was some call trouble on my 4 recently, but I can live with one hiccup.
07-24-2010, 02:36 PM #66
i like ATT internet. hate data charges messages charges nd mins small amount. nd i hate 2 yr contract but love iphones !
07-24-2010, 02:54 PM #67
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07-24-2010, 03:08 PM #68
I am very satisfied with AT&T, I get full bars at my house and in town, but in some smaller towns in Missouri I get little to no service. They shouldn't worry about rolling out their 4G network when their 3G network isn't even available to everyone.
07-24-2010, 03:40 PM #69
For what it's worth, calling them will do very little. They upgrade their twoers based on population density of people using their phones (let's face it, this statistic is probably purely based on iPhone users). They know exactly how many iPhone are connecting to a cell tower at any one time. If there are tons, they upgrade. If there are a small amount, they don't waste their money.
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07-24-2010, 04:11 PM #70
cdma is actually more reliable than gsm, but both gsm and cdam have their pros and cons
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07-24-2010, 04:42 PM #71
I've had every major service provider in the U.S. They all suck, and they are all over priced.
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07-24-2010, 04:44 PM #72
I've said this before but, everyday after work I plug my iPhone into my Pioneer DVD head unit and stream the NBC Nightly News 30 minute podcast outputting the audio and video to the headunit over the course of a 17 mile drive from the city to the sticks. It starts playing instantly and never stops to buffer once for the while drive. And video quality is top notch even on the headunits 7 inch screen. (watching tv everyday on the interstate at 80mph isn't the safest thing to do, but that's not the point ) Just a little testimony of my AT&T experience...
07-24-2010, 04:46 PM #73
Well I hear about all this bad AT&T service worldwide, but I never suffer those problems. I'm from San Francisco, and I don't get dropped calls often, and my 3G is only bad in downtown. AT&T is a pretty good network for me in my life so far.. Each to his own I guess. I'm happy with my iPhone and network.
07-24-2010, 06:06 PM #74
I live in Nashville haven't really had a problem with AT&T maybe two dropped calls in a span of 5 years? The only time I had real problems with it was when the flood happened.
07-24-2010, 06:36 PM #75
<---- Never asked me !!!
07-24-2010, 07:16 PM #76
07-24-2010, 08:52 PM #77
I don't see people's problem with AT&T I have service everywhere I go unless I am in the middle of nowhere. But, I did switch from Verizon a few years ago, and that was horrible, I had so many dropped calls, no service in so many places in was insane.
07-24-2010, 11:00 PM #78
The iPhone will NEVER be on Verizon so long as Verizon is using CDMA.
Reasons: massive redesign of the configuration and size of the iPhone's components since CDMA chips tend to be larger and require more power, battery life, the fact that Apple wants nothing to do with Verizon's bloatware, Overseas usage requiring a normally unused SIM slot that would cause the phone to be bigger unnecessarily because 90% of us won't be going overseas often enough to utilize it or at least 90% of the time we won't need it, Verizon branding, etc.
The only way Verizon will get it is when they finally roll out LTE to lots of markets and negotiate terms that are HEAVILY in Apple's favor. Since I don't see this happening within the next year at least then we will just have to make do with AT&T.
I think it is a very wise business move to NOT carry the iPhone and let AT&T suffer meanwhile Verizon is free to roll out the big guns as it has become quite apparent that Android phones are becoming more and more technologically advanced at a MUCH faster rate than iPhones ever have. I wouldn't be surprised to see 10mp/1.5ghz/1GB ram Android phones by Q1 2011.
On top of that you can choose your weapon with hardware qwerty or non-hardware qwerty, large screen or smaller screen, physical size, etc.
It almost seems like the iPhone is the old telephone of the early 1900s with "you can pick any phone you want as long as it is this model and it is black."
Oh yeah....they didn't ask me either.
07-24-2010, 11:47 PM #79
Most AT&T service issues are outside of the cities. The AT&T network is excellent in cities and buildings, and because of Cingular, has nearly 100% percent coverage in the southwest. The West coast is actually where you'll notice continuously degraded signal quality, but that is similar for all cellular networks and is due to the lack of necessity (population sparseness).
If you want the facts on signal quality, the AT&T website has an interactive coverage map that has been SURPRISINGLY accurate in every state I've tested it in.
07-24-2010, 11:50 PM #80
I personally haven't had too much trouble with ATT. My last verizon bill was $450+. Now I have 4 lines, 1400 minutes, never went over the minutes cause I got TONS of rollover minutes.
It's not easy to keep up with millions of iphones bought within a week. I got my iPhone 4 the first day; it has been a month and I have only had 2 drop calls (same place, same timing) and that's all.