Well, I got an iPhone 3g....but...
I am apparently on the edge (haha!) of the 3G network here in Austin. The phone shows a good 3G signal until I make a call or launch Safari, then it kicks to EDGE - and sorry, but that is painfully slow. OK, it is slow on 3g too since that signal is weak. I have already got the "cannot connect" message a few times on email and Safari depending on where I am in the house. Call quality seems usable, but if I don't get 3G...well it's just a toy and I might as well just get a iPod Touch. Any suggestions - I doubt that calling ATT has anything that helps, right? And for those who would say "Did you check the coverage map", yes I did and I should have excellent 3g coverage.
Funny, both ATT and Verizon's maps show better coverage than Sprint's map (who I have had for 10 years), but now that I have had all 3 in the past month (tried a Storm last month), Sprint actually seems to be the best for my primary area.
- 01-22-2009, 02:34 PM #2
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Well, I took it back after 2 days. Seems I do not get a good 3g signal anywhere in my house or even outside. I work from home and my mobile is my line, so I need a good phone even if I have to leave the fun stuff behind. All it cost me was the $20 restock fee because they don't charge the activation fee if you return it in the first 3 days.
I liked it, but I did not necessarily like the way it handled Exchange. But that was minor - I could have lived with that. BUT - I refuse to pay $30/mo for EDGE and dropped calls. Don't know why anyone would put up with that.
So thanks folks, but I am back to WM land until the Pre arrives or the Storm gets better. No ATT for me.
- 01-23-2009, 05:28 PM #7
- 01-23-2009, 07:52 PM #8
Good Luck Bubbatex. If I did not have good 3G, I would not keep the iPhone either. Like BA that is the reason I left Sprint. Their EvDo was non-exisistent where I live and was getting worse where I worked.
Nothing worse than having a 3G phone and not able to use it to it's fullest.
Call me crazy (OK, "you're crazy!"), but I just could not resist. Bought a 16GB via the BB Silver Rewards discount today. Gonna give it another go. Since I spend most of my time at my home office, if call quality is good - and on EDGE is seems to be great - I have WiFi for everything else. And I will look forward to the Microcell when it arrives!
Now off to the App Store! Wish me luck!
- 02-27-2009, 03:59 PM #10
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Oh, yes - correct. I was a little pissed that I did not have 3G in the house when I got the last one - and it might not be that much better now, but I figured I can use wifi and frankly wifi is a little faster. Call quality on EDGE is great. Also, I am waiting on the Microcell which I hope will offer some sort of unlimited minutes plan.
Yes, I am using many excuses to keep the phone - I really like this thing (even though Safari has crashed on me 4 times tonight already).
- 02-27-2009, 10:06 PM #20