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Old Aug 18, 2008, 01:27 PM   #1
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Shenandoah Valley, VA AT&T coverage?

Anyone have experience with AT&T coverage in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia? I'm in Lexington, but interested in iPhone users' experiences in Lexington, Staunton, Roanoke, and the surrounding areas. Preferably someone who lives in the area and has an iPhone.

I'm with Verizon currently, and their rural Valley coverage is ok, but spotty. Is AT&T's better or worse - especially off the Interstates and out of the small towns?

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Old Aug 18, 2008, 01:44 PM   #2
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In general, I've heard that Verizon has pretty good coverage in that area, while AT&T is a bit spottier. And of course you wouldn't get 3G data coverage on the iPhone, just the slower EDGE speeds.

That said, I don't have any direct experience with either carrier in the area, so I'm not much help.

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Old Aug 18, 2008, 02:54 PM   #3
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I do not live out there but I am out there at least once a month for work and I never have any problems with coverage, although I do stay pretty close to 81 whenever I am in that area
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Old Aug 18, 2008, 02:59 PM   #4
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I'm familiar with the 81/Roanoke/Blacksburg area and I haven't had any problems with AT&T coverage there. Just don't go too far out from the city area

You can check the coverage map here:

http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer/

Its fairly accurate.
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Old Aug 18, 2008, 03:49 PM   #5
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In general, I've heard that Verizon has pretty good coverage in that area, while AT&T is a bit spottier. And of course you wouldn't get 3G data coverage on the iPhone, just the slower EDGE speeds.

That said, I don't have any direct experience with either carrier in the area, so I'm not much help.

(Love Lexington...my wife went to W&L and we were married in Lee Chapel last fall. )
Nice! '95 grad myself. I am dying to get back to lexington for a visit. Small world.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 04:41 PM   #6
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Class of '10 myself!! glad to hear about some other W&L mac users out there! I'm heading back to school tomorrow and can give you all an update of how my experience goes!
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Old Aug 27, 2008, 07:59 AM   #7
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Not as good as Verizon in the area, but adequate. In the towns is fine, as is along the interstate. Rural coverage is non existant.
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