- 07-14-2009, 08:13 PM #26
I only get call failed on a consistent basis in my apt and my 3G can be iffy at times. Elevators and subways are no service areas. Other than that, I feel like I can get a connection fairly well here in NYC. If I'm outside, I get a connection.
- 07-14-2009, 08:24 PM #27
- 07-18-2009, 02:11 AM #28
Pasadena, Ca here. I've had a bunch of dropped calls, but i'm sure living in an apartment and near tall buildings adds to the already poor coverage. We're all in it together. I'd call customer service to complain, but i'm sure i'll get a dropped call in the process. LOL.
- 07-18-2009, 02:22 AM #29
- 07-20-2009, 12:40 PM #30
- 07-20-2009, 03:23 PM #31
amazing service except for certain areas and rural areas
It helped that Cingular/SBC began in Missouri.
If you look at the baby bell areas it's the Bell South and Southwestern Bell areas with the best AT&T cell coverage. Guess what, Verizon is/was the northeast
- 07-20-2009, 04:23 PM #32
I'm in So Cal, the northern LA County/Southern Ventura County area. I've only had 1 time where service was an issue, at the Hollywood Bowl with about 17,000 other people all with cellphones. People on other carriers were complaining as well, so I know it wasn't just AT&T being overwhelmed.
- 07-25-2009, 10:51 PM #34
- 12-21-2009, 11:39 AM #36iPhone Nanite
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iphone call failed / 3g connectivity
I'm in Grand Rapids, MI and am expierencing multiple call failed messages per day. I went to ATT who informed me that they sell Apple, they don't service it so go to the Apple store. The Apple store points the finger at ATT saying 'go to ATT and get a new SIM card'. Apple also encouraged me to turn off Push for emails and to turn off 3G "unless you're a power user who really needs the speed". Turn off a feature I'm paying for? Are you kidding me? This leads me to believe that Apple is in colusion with ATT and that ATT may have oversold tower capacity. The new SIM card has changed nothing, I'm still getting call failed messages several times a day, and incomiing calls are going straight to voicemail.
I love the features of the iPhone, but ATT and Apple need to remember that first and foremost it is a phone and needs to function as such.
Hello, Verizon? Can I come back please?
- 12-21-2009, 05:35 PM #37
I live in Nashville, TN and AT&T service is great. I've had maybe 5 dropped calls all year! The people I know who have Verizon in my area say their service is very good too. Sprint, T-Mobile, Cricket are the carriers everybody around here complains about. I've had a really bad experience with Sprint in my area. Stuck with them and the dropped calls for 4 years before I finally left.
I wished people would seriously stop assuming the room....that is.....just because service in your area is great/poor doesn't mean it's like that everywhere else. Every city is different.
- 12-22-2009, 09:52 AM #38
I think it's the phone because when ever you ask a Genius about the call failures, they tell you to reboot the phone. I've had ATT for 5 years now, I never had a call failures unless someone happen to be calling me while I'm calling them at the same time.
It wasn't until I got the iPhone 3G that I got call failures. More than ever. I still experience it with the 3GS.
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- 12-22-2009, 10:59 AM #39
- 05-18-2010, 12:02 AM #40
I get a good reception. I even called AT&T and have been told that I live in a good area, but I constantly get these "call failed". It really has me contemplating the only phone that works best for me. My 3G is jailbroken so I don't think the Genius Bar will even look at it, does anyone have any advise for me?
- 05-18-2010, 12:54 AM #41
- 05-18-2010, 12:55 AM #42