5 bars to No Service?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by IBradMac, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. IBradMac macrumors 68000

    IBradMac

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    How in the hell can you go from 5 bars to 1 bar/No Service in the same area?

    Heres the deal. ATT apparently added service in this smaller town near me that has always been previously known dead zone. Anyways, there was 5 bars of EDGE for like 3 weeks then it's seemingly back to being a dead zone again.

    WTF? :mad:
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    could have been a testing period or something went wrong and they needed to turn off service to run maintenance (diagnostics).
     
  3. Block macrumors 6502a

    Block

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    Other possibility is that a ton of people decided to start signing on/switching over to AT&T and so the tower is being overloaded.
     
  4. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

    IBradMac

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    I understand the testing period but if you add a tower doesn't that mean their should be service regardless? I'd only assume with cell strength that good there is a new tower somewhere.

    There aren't exactly a "ton" of people in this area that I'm describing.
     

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