3G vs 2G voice coverage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dannyboy123, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. dannyboy123 macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2006
    Hi all,

    I'm wondering whether *voice* travels over the same network (e.g. HSPA) as data? The reason I ask is that my current iPhone gets pretty terrible coverage (also evidenced on the AT&T coverage map for my zip) but the same area is blanketed in lovely dark blue, indicating good 3G reception. So... is it possible that my voice coverage will be improved with a 3G iPhone?

  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    3G has nothing to do with voice coverage, it's all data.
  3. saxamoophone macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2008
    Not really :)

    3G is a voice & data network. It does both.

    I find that if both callers are on a 3G network, the quality is pretty awesome. You also don't get DOS (Denial of Service) responses as much, as 3G can allow for many more sockets vs 2G.
  4. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    I believe 3G voice allows more calls per tower which will be helpful for situations where you have a lot of users.
  5. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2007
    Jacksonville, FL
    Nothing could be further from the truth....
  6. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2008
    please tell me more...

    OP, when you have good 3G coverage and bad GSM coverage it will be helpful and you can make a call on 3G.

Share This Page