1. canadu's Avatar
    AT&T Fires Up 850MHz 3G In Atlanta (Phone Scoop)

    I still hate AT&T but love my iPhone so this makes me happy. The drop call rate and spotty coverage was starting to bug to even make me consider JBing my iPhone to move over to Tmobile. This is a step in the right direction ATT, now for that MMS support and speed bump to 7.2 mbps.
    08-11-2009 10:27 AM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    Is this part of the thing where they are "downgrading" EDGE and putting 3G on this frequency? Neat, hopefully get some better building penetration in big cities.
    08-11-2009 11:15 AM
  3. canadu's Avatar
    Yeah definitely, I also think that ATT choose ATL first because Sprint just rolled out their 4G WiMAX network here about 2 weeks ago. I love competition.
    08-11-2009 01:25 PM
  4. sting7k's Avatar
    Are there even any WiMax phones on the market?
    08-11-2009 01:56 PM
  5. JustinHorn's Avatar
    So this upgrade isn't giving you 7.2 yet? That would be really cool if it did. I'll be in Atlanta from the 19th to 24th this month, I'll have to see how the speeds compare to Miami.

    Although, I did notice when I was in Atlanta for the 4th of July weekend my speeds were around 2.0 mbps download, a record for me. My high speed in Miami is about 1.5.
    08-11-2009 02:05 PM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    I'm tempted to drive up just to check the speed!
    08-11-2009 05:08 PM
  7. canadu's Avatar
    There are no WiMax phones and there won't be one for a long time. IMO, WiMAX is a pointless investment. I get that it build off of wifi but it is not compatible existing GSM or even CDMA towers.
    I spent 4 years at Nokia networks (NSN) and I can pretty much guarantee that LTE is the format to jump on. As ATT reinforces 3G with 850MHz towers.....it'll be backwards compatible whenever LTE 4G networks goes live.
    BTW, ATT and Verizon(CDMA) have made investments towards LTE(thanks to data hungry iPhones, lol)....the future might start to look clearer.
    08-11-2009 05:25 PM
  8. anon(4671651)'s Avatar
    WOW. man even the heart of dallas my connection is pretty slow still.
    Cant imagina 850mhz :P
    08-11-2009 07:21 PM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    There are no WiMax phones and there won't be one for a long time. IMO, WiMAX is a pointless investment. I get that it build off of wifi but it is not compatible existing GSM or even CDMA towers.
    I spent 4 years at Nokia networks (NSN) and I can pretty much guarantee that LTE is the format to jump on. As ATT reinforces 3G with 850MHz towers.....it'll be backwards compatible whenever LTE 4G networks goes live.
    BTW, ATT and Verizon(CDMA) have made investments towards LTE(thanks to data hungry iPhones, lol)....the future might start to look clearer.
    That's what I thought. Don't know why Sprint is pushing and saying they are bringing the first 4G network in their commercials like it's coming soon.
    08-11-2009 07:25 PM
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