1. ifarlow's Avatar
    I myself am glad to know this does not only happen to me.
    That helps you or makes you feel better how?
    04-26-2010 06:56 AM
  2. appliancemedic's Avatar
    Ok lets put this way if I was to go to these areas I know that my service would not be good it would suck.
    04-26-2010 08:35 AM
  3. whmurray's Avatar
    I've always stated that threads such as this one are pointless. The quality of the carrier service is totally dependable on your location. So what is the point of a thread like this? I have no idea...
    Perhaps. Perhaps wireless carriers rank with cable companies among those we do business with, because they enjoy a franchise, but otherwise love to hate. Perhaps you just like yanking on this chain.

    I was in NYC last week and got a shoe shine, a quick lunch, and a Starbucks while trying to check my bank balance. However, I will grant you that quality of service is local. In AT&T's case, that includes some very big and densely populated locales. I should not have to carry and pay for a Verizon MiFi to compensate for AT&T's quality of service.

    However, QoS is only one of my gripes with AT&T. The main one is business practices. For example, they have been touting the microcell for almost a year and it is still not "generally available." They use GPS to restrict it to a location and then say the microcell must be located within three feet of a (south facing) window so that it can acquire the GPS signal. They took more than a year to do MMS, Slingplayer over 3G, and are still block tethering only on iPhones even though it works very well on jailbroken phones. They block things on iPhones that they permit on all other phones. They have enjoyed a huge subscriber increase from their iPhone franchise but treat Windows Mobile customers more generously than iPhone customers

    I wish data service in NYC and SF were the only issues. I can get around that with my Verizon WiFi (which also solves my tethering problem) but which I really should not need.

    I paid for the 3G radio in my iPad but AT&T will not get a dime from me as long as I must also carry the MiFi for data and tethering.
    04-26-2010 11:33 AM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    Too bad for those that live in problem areas.
    04-26-2010 12:30 PM
  5. soulfulzeta's Avatar
    I've never had more dropped calls than I do now with AT&T. Even after getting a new SIM card, the issue remains. I suppose this is an issue that will continue. Love my iPhone 3Gs but can't stand AT&T right now.
    05-20-2010 09:39 AM
  6. whmurray's Avatar
    I've never had more dropped calls than I do now with AT&T. Even after getting a new SIM card, the issue remains. I suppose this is an issue that will continue. Love my iPhone 3Gs but can't stand AT&T right now.
    Where are you?
    05-20-2010 06:14 PM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    I've never had more dropped calls than I do now with AT&T. Even after getting a new SIM card, the issue remains. I suppose this is an issue that will continue. Love my iPhone 3Gs but can't stand AT&T right now.
    who says it's not the device?

    i love when people are so quick to blame the network
    05-20-2010 06:47 PM
  8. whmurray's Avatar
    who says it's not the device?

    i love when people are so quick to blame the network
    who indeed? One bets on Apple before AT&T.
    05-21-2010 06:30 AM
  9. thinkTwice's Avatar
    Here's what you do-

    1- Return it before it drives you nuts and you end up paying $350 to leave AT&T, yes that's the termination fee for AT&T now. Fortunately for me, I left before AT&T smarted up. When I got laid off, I quit AT&T because, quite frankly, I would have missed several calls from prospective employers had I stayed on AT&T. I am now with a Verizon Motorola Droid. It's a good phone, do I miss the iPhone? You bet- the apps, the games- it's slim pickings. But where I was once without service, I can now make calls, surf the web. I miss my NYT app, my redbox app- but then again, what good is making a rental reservation on an iPod touch without a connection?

    2- Find out which carrier is the best in your area

    3- Pick out a phone you like. If you want an iPhone-like experience, then go with Android. If you really, really want the iPhone and want to see if it's on Verizon come June, then use your old T-mo phone x 1 month and wait and see. Personally, if I were you, I'd wait to see if it ends up on Verizon next month (that is if Verizon is any good in your area).

    In it's current state the iPhone is a fantastic device, but a lousy phone.(where I live) I don't care if it's AT&T's fault or Apple's fault. At least in my area, it is a joke of a phone. Where I live- NYC/NJ- it's basically a $70/mth iPod touch. And I doubt it's the phone because everybody complains about it. Which I think is ridiculous- all these people whine, and moan, and get angry about the iPhone and at the end of the month, they fork over $70+ to AT&T. Wake up, if the service sucks, switch.

    I don't care if the next iPhone has a 3D hyper-OLED display with holographic display option, mind control, and a battery that lasts a week, and has a PS3 emulator on it that renders all the games in 3D. The only thing I want to know is- will it be on Verizon (best in my area)? In fact, I'd rather have the EXACT same 3GS running on Verizon than a hyped up iPhone on AT&T.
    05-23-2010 12:03 PM
  10. soulfulzeta's Avatar
    Where are you?
    I'm in Philly.
    05-23-2010 12:41 PM
  11. soulfulzeta's Avatar
    who says it's not the device?

    i love when people are so quick to blame the network
    Well then that's TWO ****ty a$$ devices! I love when people talk something they don't know of! Whether it's AT&T or the device itself....I have dropped calls..period.com!

    It's funny though, when I was out of the country using it I had NO PROBLEMS!
    05-23-2010 12:43 PM
  12. whmurray's Avatar
    I'm in Philly.
    Have not been to Philadelphia with my iPhone but have not heard any reports. Have driven both the Jersey and PA Turnpikes and have not had any problems. May still be an open question as to whether it is the device or the network. That said, the iPhone really has a better reputation than AT&T.
    05-23-2010 02:50 PM
  13. BLiNK's Avatar
    Well then that's TWO ****ty a$$ devices! I love when people talk something they don't know of! Whether it's AT&T or the device itself....I have dropped calls..period.com!

    It's funny though, when I was out of the country using it I had NO PROBLEMS!
    guys, wow, this may sound silly but i was tryin to sound sarcastic...

    of course i know AT&T coverage sucks (hence my sig) there are posts all over this place to prove it, however, i am blessed to live in an oasis of beautiful coverage no matter where i go or where my work takes me. jealous? haha

    anyways, people really should start listening to whmurray more often
    he is full of plenty useful information (not being sarcastic )
    05-23-2010 10:01 PM
  14. jmpetra's Avatar
    I always hear complaints of AT&T and last year I had a lot of dropped calls. I have used AT&T for years, never had that problem before or after. It works great on my iPhone and iPad. I live in Olympia area, but have used AT&T on iPhone all around the country, Seattle, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Canada (and Rogers killed me on roaming), up and down I5, off roads. It works good for me. In the past I tried Verizon and T-Mobile but did not get as good reception for the places I traveled. We also have 4 phones on my account, mine and wife and 2 employees and AT&T has worked very well for us.
    05-29-2010 02:46 PM
  15. soulfulzeta's Avatar
    guys, wow, this may sound silly but i was tryin to sound sarcastic...

    of course i know AT&T coverage sucks (hence my sig) there are posts all over this place to prove it, however, i am blessed to live in an oasis of beautiful coverage no matter where i go or where my work takes me. jealous? haha

    anyways, people really should start listening to whmurray more often
    he is full of plenty useful information (not being sarcastic )
    Sorry...I didn't look at your signature. Jealous? Not at all. Wonderful you have coverage. However, there always seem to be a bit of sarcasm coming from a lot of folks in here whether it's about posts, threads, etc., and...if it's directed at me (Quoting me with sarcasm), I'll give it right back.

    I'll be sure to check out whmurray's posts. Thanks.
    06-10-2010 12:15 PM
  16. whmurray's Avatar
    I always hear complaints of AT&T and last year I had a lot of dropped calls. I have used AT&T for years, never had that problem before or after. It works great on my iPhone and iPad. I live in Olympia area, but have used AT&T on iPhone all around the country, Seattle, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Canada (and Rogers killed me on roaming), up and down I5, off roads. It works good for me. In the past I tried Verizon and T-Mobile but did not get as good reception for the places I traveled. We also have 4 phones on my account, mine and wife and 2 employees and AT&T has worked very well for us.
    There are really two AT&T service levels. There is old AT&T Wireless, the first wireless carrier to roll out 3G. There service was very good but they had minimal coverage, a few major markets. They, along with the brand, were acquired by Cingular. The coverage went up dramatically but the service dropped. The combined companies were, and remain, far behind Verizon and Sprint in 3G coverage. They advertise that they cover 97% of the population. However, as the (Verizon) ad shows, their 3G coverage of the geography is far less than that of Verizon.

    Even for the 3% percent of us who travel a lot and really worry about broad coverage, local service trumps everything. However, one should not project one's local coverage or service on the rest of the world. There are still two AT&Ts.

    Those who happen to be in the old AT&T market area should count their blessings but they should not gloat.
    06-10-2010 12:57 PM
  17. suitebliss's Avatar
    I'm still getting these dropped calls. I tried buying a newer phone - that wasn't it, swapped sim cards, that wasn't it, removed the jailbreak on my old 3g - that wasn't it. I'm so dedicated to Apple I'm willing to pay $130 a month for AT&T's crappy service. All in all, out of all the phones I've gone through the iphone is the best phone for me. Transferring media to and from it is done with ease, I heart the app store, love the sexiness of the design and the interface is just top notch compared to the others.

    I had a G1 with TMobile and I absolutely loved that phone. Honestly, it I get pissed as to leave AT&T to go back to TMobile I may have to just look for used G1 until a better phone comes out with TMobile.

    Apple iPhone kills all the "others" HANDS DOWN. IMO, they just chose the wrong carrier to give the "Exclusive" rights to. No matter how much I try to justify it - THERE IS NO IPHONE KILLER! There are plenty of iPhone "runner ups"
    06-18-2010 12:35 AM
  18. xultar's Avatar
    I live in Atlanta and work in San Francisco. I never have a problem in ATL. But in. The San Francisco area I always get dropped calls. Also my coworkers complain that when they call me Ghey get a no service message. I had to spend 6days in LA and it was bad their too. I never had a problem with dropped calls u till I hit the west coast. Now I see what people were saying. AT&T is horrible on the west coast.
    06-18-2010 03:18 AM
  19. solius's Avatar
    Ive had the occasional dropped call from AT&T, service is still great though. Nothing but 3G wherever I go and I don't think I live in that big of a town (Tuscaloosa, AL).
    06-18-2010 12:08 PM
  20. bigshaun808's Avatar
    I'm in Hawaii & I use my i4 everywhere, the only places I don't really get reception is in elevators & around military installations LoL go figure
    07-13-2010 07:52 AM
  21. whmurray's Avatar
    I'm in Hawaii & I use my i4 everywhere, the only places I don't really get reception is in elevators & around military installations LoL go figure
    lol. Are there places in Hawaii where there are no military installations? I thought the NSA was your wireless carrier.
    07-13-2010 10:27 AM
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