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07-28-2010, 06:06 PM #21Grow up
Seriously, you whiners need to grow up. First you complain that AT&T is so horrible with their speeds, their network is so over crowded and is the worst carrier YET your still on it... (Of course speaking to most U.S. Iphone owners). Finally they are doing something to help, even if it is just a little, and you want to complain about that too!
If you would think about it they are not trying to "band-aid" anything, they have had 4G network in test stages for over a year now and should roll out sometime late 2011, early 2012. Why would they invest any more money into a network speed, that in 2014, will basically be obsolete? Doesn't make too much sense to me as a business person... I would save all the profits I can, use the bulk of it for making a superior 4G network. Now, wouldn't that make more sense?
07-28-2010, 06:19 PM #22
I'd like to know where you got info that AT&T has been testing their '4G' network for over a year. They can't even get 3G working correctly and they've stated they were going to start testing 4G sometime this year. AT&T is WAY behind the game. WAY behind. They know it, we know it. They aren't anywhere near close to rolling out 4G, took them how long to get mms working on the iPhone when it worked everywhere else on every other phone that was capable. Now this. They 'somehow' had a glitch that neutered the largest data using phone in their arsenal and it was an accident? More like poor planning. They can tout all the big money spending numbers they want, they got caught with their pants down and are still screwing up after 4 YEARS. How can that be acceptable? I have gotten over my AT&T problems because I got a free microcell, but that in no way means you shouldn't hold an ineptly run companies feet to the fire until they change their ways or fold. That's how things get done, accountability.
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07-28-2010, 06:31 PM #23
I recently took a trip up to North Carolina and had edge almost all of the way from Alabama to North Carolina. Really the only place that had good 3g the whole trip was Atlanta.
07-28-2010, 06:40 PM #24Seriously?AT&T will begin testing its 4G network using LTE, the same technology Verizon Wireless is using for its 4G network, starting in 2010, with a few commercial deployments ready in 2011 and more commercial deployments in 2012.
Now CNN is wrong too?
07-28-2010, 06:41 PM #25
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. - Josh Billings
07-28-2010, 08:36 PM #26
That's very true, but their commercials about covering 97% of Americans is extremely disingenuous. They won't actually come out and say we don't give but those that live in or around major population areas any attention. They also sued verizon for calling them out. They also threatened a customer with a c&d. They also try and charge to use your bandwidth at home to 'provide' you a cell signal. I'd support 100 million people over 100k just like they do, but I wouldn't act like my house isn't in disarray either.
No, CNN isn't wrong jwil736. You were by saying AT&T has been testing 4G for over a year. They haven't and aren't anywhere near close to offering that to even a handful of customers. They are scrambling to get their users 3G coverage and they are about 2-3 years late to that party and they act like nothings amiss because they are spending so much money. And I don't believe for a single second that they are spending 2 billion on wireless expansion alone. I'm betting that their entire cost for wirelss and DSL services combined, at the least. AT&T is way behind and are just looking for anything to say to cover up their ineptness at running a company for more than six months in the future. If 4G is available to more than 500k AT&T customers by this time next year I'll eat your hat. Ain't gonna happen. I'd be willing to bet that their 3G coverage is less than 20% land area in the US, while they talk the big talk about covering 97% of Americans. I've traveled from east coast to west coast five times and the coverage is an absolute joke. That's on a major interstate system too. Here in SC you can't go down 95 to Savannah and expect to get a reliable signal. Unacceptable.
I keep AT&T because they aren't that bad overall, but they need some serious work and a change of leadership. Without the iPhone they will sink big time. The only reason that they are as big as they are is because of the iPhone. They weren't prepared for it and they are paying the price now.
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Will this work?
07-30-2010, 07:11 AM #31
Idaho State University Idaho State University. You silly, misguided Iowans We ISU Alumni get perturbed at you guys using OUR initials Hahaha, isu.edu is ours you Corny people, muhahahah
Back to what you were saying though, that may be true, but if Verizon can get 3G to those areas, why can't AT&T? It takes a sense of purpose, and AT&T so far hasn't shown much. Thankfully, I do have 3G near me, Ukiah, CA (9 miles south of me) is a city of 16,000 and has it, but we lucked out and AT&T Affiliate, Edge Wireless built the network out, they were officially taken over (AT&T had a 40% interest in them, they bought out the 60% that was privately held) by AT&T in April of 2008. Edge Wireless turned up 3G in many rural areas like ours across NorCal, Southern Oregon, Southeastern Idaho (Home to Pocatello, where the REAL ISU is ) and the Jackson, WY area. In NorCal, towns like Ukiah, Lakeport, Clearlake, Eureka, Arcata, Crescent City and Susanville have 3G, and GSM thanks to Edge Wireless, they cared about their bread and butter, rural and smaller towns.
For a history of Edge Wireless- [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge_Wireless[/ame]
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