Sense of vindication - ATT iPhone
What a glorious time it is to witness a massive defection from the worst partnership ever formed. I remember it wasn't quite two years ago that I came here to express my frustration with the marriage of iphone and ATT in a nightmare of terrible service and dropped calls. And after 4 iphone replacements being told on these boards that the problem of coverage, dropped calls was solely on me and that no one else was experiencing this. That millions of other people were not having the problems that I was with coverage and dropped calls. Well I guess the nation has spoken, in the media and day one of mass defection. Love my ipad btw. Hail to Verizon.
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- 02-05-2011, 11:46 AM #8iPhone Newbie
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It's funny how there is a different reality for different people. I am in the middle of Rural Verizon Country. They have been the exclusive local service provider forever. They could give a flat s___t about their customers or service. Not only can I not get DSL at my home, my wire-voice line has a hum that they are unwilling/able to remove - even tho' they can hear it on their end.
I now have internet access at home with my iPad via ATT. It works just fine even tho' I had to put an antenna on my roof to bring it indoors. I also have a pre-paid Verizon cel but it is not useable where I live - antenna or not.
Comcast is coming on Tues. for both voice/internet because Verizon's DSL runs at 2MB or less ("2MB is good." say Verizon) and the last-straw was finding that Verizon was adding $14.95 to my business' bill for something-like 'DietClubsofAmerica'.. This was buried on pg. 9 of my bill.
After you spend 5min making contact, the person you speak to hands you off to their supervisor: the Dial Tone. This means I cannot ask them to research my bills to find these Nigerian Diet Club charges; I have to do it myself .. and then listen to the threat; "This will effect your credit rating.", if I simply subtract it from the bill.
I'm buying an i4 from a college kid next week - going ATT non-contract 'till i5 is released - and pulling the wire out of my house. In the 10mos I have had ATT iPad .. and the contact I have had with the ATT Biz rep, I have had none of the same issues.
- 02-05-2011, 12:09 PM #9
My experience with Verizon service has been hit or miss. Call quality has sucked on my Android phones.
I just got an AT&T iPhone 4. Honestly, service is almost identical where I live, and voice quality is great. Haven't had a dropped call yet.
- 02-05-2011, 01:41 PM #10
I'm on AT&T and i I have gotten only one or two dropped calls, I have service just about everwhere (decent signal stength & 3g) I don't know if it's just my area but I don't experience the problems with AT&T's network like everyone else seems to.
- 02-05-2011, 06:23 PM #11
I can't speak for everyone... but I've been with AT&T in its many iterations/incarnations since 2001 (AT&T Wireless, Cingular, AT&T Mobility)... and would estimate that I have dropped less than 25 calls in 10 years (TWO were last November in the SF bay area)... It works great for me where I live/work/go...
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I really think it's just a matter of where you live. Coverage is an issue unique to each provider. I have AT&T since it was Cingular in 2002 and I have been happy enough. I changed from Verizon back then and my daughter had Sprint. It just depended on where we were. On vacation, we would check signal and our phones would be different depending on where we were.
Browsing the internet while you call becomes, kinda unimportant, while you can't even complete a conversation. While, with Cingular, I had awesome service, I never quite understood while I had great coverage, and as soon as ATT decided to sell off towers to T-mobile my service went to crap. I like the iphone, but a phone is not a phone without coverage.
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- 02-10-2011, 01:12 PM #20iMore Intermediate
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I traced the wire pair from 1 side of the airport to the transmitter site and found the pair were swapped (connected backwards). Fixed the problem in about 2 minutes.
- 02-13-2011, 02:22 PM #21
I just became an AT&T customer. I brought my 5 lines from Sprint after they decided to add a $10 per month per line fee to my lines. Now AT&T will actually be less money. I bought 5 iPhones for $19 each. In my short time with AT&T and the iPhone 3GS, I find the coverage, data and customer service to be excellent. I was actually expecting far worse after hearing some of the complaining on some of the forums. I am looking forward to being a member of this forum and want to thank everyone for their input.