- 07-15-2009, 11:18 AM #126iPhone Newbie
- 11 Posts
Is AT&T ever going to provide service in all NYC subway stations and subway cars? 3G doesn't work, no texts while riding the subways, what's with that? Does Verizon or Sprint have a lock on subways and tunnels in NYC? I mean I see folks on their phones and can hear the voice of a person on the other end and it makes me a bit jealous!
- 07-15-2009, 05:46 PM #127
- 07-15-2009, 05:50 PM #128
In short, I'm not sure at all. I defeinitely feel for you. And I know AT&T is always striving for bettwe coverage. Perhaps if the rumor that AT&T is turning on the 850 3G band are true, you will see some improved signal quality.
- 07-15-2009, 05:59 PM #129
was wondering as an AT&T rep, do you (or anyone else on TiPb) know the (general) status of the 3GS as far as availability in 'most' AT&T stores right now? i am in bloomington-normal IL and will be purchasing on august 1st (date my verizon contract expires). however, i'm wondering if i need to pre-order my 32gb white 3gs so it will arrive by august 1st.
would prefer to purchase iPhone in AT&T store (since closese Apple store is over 2 hours away) over ordering online. plus it seems easier to get a new account activated and everything ported over right there in the store vs. doing it from home.
just wanting to get my ducks in a row, so to speak. thanks for your help.
- 07-15-2009, 11:20 PM #130
I've just been with AT&T for a week but I am having a serious problem with the way I was signed up. I called AT&T to ask when they would be moving into my area. According to the coverage map there is no service in my area now, but a sales rep at a kiosk told me that it would be coming here no later than the end of September and I was calling to verify the info because we were having issues with Sprint.
The sales rep I reached at AT&T by phone told me that I could sign up now. I told her that I didn't live in a coverage area and she said that I would have coverage but I would have to use an address in a coverage area. In fact, she told me that she would put in the address of the post office in the town about 20 miles east of us that does have coverage as our home address (HER SUGGESTION, NOT MINE). So, that is what she did and then when she asked for an address to send the iphone I gave her our address. The AT&T system wouldn't accept it so she asked for an address in the AT&T coverage area. My wife's cousin lives about 40 miles east and is in a coverage area so I gave her that address and I told her that is what I was doing. In fact, she asked if we knew someone there so we could use their address.
The whole deal made me nervous and I asked her if AT&T would see that the majority of calls were roaming. She said that there is no more roaming and they wouldn't care. I went ahead with the deal, the phone arrived and it works just fine. I was pleased so last Saturday my wife and I took a LONG drive to the closest Apple store and signed her up and bought an Iphone for her. They just added it on to the address showing on the account, they never checked a driver's license or other address verifying ID.
So, now am I going to get screwed and in a couple of months get a letter from AT&T saying you lied and adios! I was totally upfront with the AT&T wireless sales rep that I talked to on the phone. I even questioned if what she was doing was ok and I told her that I didn't want a nasty surprise on down the line. She reassured me over and over that there was no more roaming and that I would be fine.
The obvious question is: will I be fine until AT&T coverage reaches us. Will we be fine even if we are not in a native coverage area within two or three months?
I would rather find out that either we're ok or we need to move on while we are still under 30 days and can return the phones and find another carrier. I'm hoping we can stay, we like the Iphones, the service is working just fine, even though we are probably actually using T-Mobile in our local area.
Last edited by racedog; 07-15-2009 at 11:22 PM.
- 07-16-2009, 01:17 AM #131iPhone Nanite
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- 07-16-2009, 03:04 PM #132
Ive been experiencing some 3G and edge problems in chicago. I know i should have full reception but sometimes it evens goes all the way to the "O" symbol, and everything, including safari and streaming apps/sites, take much longer to load than they normally do. Ive been a long time att customer, so ive been loyal and dont feel like its worth switching over because everything else works fine. But it does get annoying, even in wrigley field during a game it showed the o symbol.
- 07-16-2009, 11:22 PM #133
Ok guys, sorry that its been so long since I have posted here. I recently had a baby who was born with a pretty serious heart disease, so i have spent quite a bit of time with that, in and out of hospitals. Obviously, this has given me less time to do this. Anyways, baby is fine now, so I'll resume answering questions when I can. I noticed that there is already a fair amount of good info being passed around, so rather than read through 14 pages of questions and trying to answer them all, I will be happy to answer pm's when I can. Thanks for being patient with me!
- 07-16-2009, 11:24 PM #134
as for the o symbol during a game, that is probably because 20,000 people are all using data on the same single tower at the same time. I have experienced this myself. We all know how spotty the network can be in congested areas such as Chicago during peak times. Have you had your sim card replaced?
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- 07-17-2009, 12:37 AM #140iPhone Newbie
- 11 Posts
Thanks for taking the time to answer my post. I totally forgot that Verizon & Sprint were CDMA networks, that point alone pretty much explains the issue. But I guess iin my opinion it sort of would be a smart idea on a safety level for all cell providers to have access to service underground. I sure hope that the 850 rumor is true and happens soon! (maybe when MMS messages go live?-- I can dream!)
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Unfortunately there's no insurance available unless you insured through your homeowner's insurance (PLEASE DO THIS!!!!).
- 07-27-2009, 11:43 AM #150