About that famous AT&T coverage map...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ThunderSkunk, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030


    Dec 31, 2007
    Milwaukee Area

    I can only speak for the state I know as well as I do, but I'm looking at Wisconsin nearly completely colored in, indicating "covered" area.


    The upper 2/3 of the state, which I grew up in, lived in recently, and just spent a month traveling again over the holidays, should be nearly completely white. Even while driving on relatively major highways I found a signal perhaps once every hour or less, and off the highways, forget it. There's just nothing. Even the northern cities, Hayward, Ashland, Superior... 5 miles out of town in any direction, and you're dead.

    I'd love to see how they justify the claims made on this map.

    I'm curious how other states compare with their representation on this map.
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    What kind of connection are we talking about here?:confused:
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I don't get 3G or even EDGE most of the time on my way from Raleigh NC to Florence SC. Then again, I have no reason to be there so who cares.
  4. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
  5. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    What? I've driven that route several times and never have any issues with coverage.
  6. ThunderSkunk thread starter macrumors 68030


    Dec 31, 2007
    Milwaukee Area
    @NT1440: Any kind of connection at all. I don't even care about 3G. Just connection enough to make a phone call when your trucks snowed under.

    @ calvy: I have no idea. I'm talking about the iphone, and AT&T, not verizon. This map actually resides on this page called: "The Truth About the AT&T Network". I know many people prefer "personal truths" & whatnot, but this is taking the concept a little far.

    My favorite though, has to be trying to get a map, and getting the "you are not connected to your internuts" warning, even tho the cell signal is at 4 or 5 bars.

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  7. neonbright macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2009
    20 years later and I am done moving...
    I am in NC and I get 3G 80% of the time in different parts of the state, then EDGE when I do have 3G. And I get 3G when I am in SC. I get 3G in Smithfield/Raleigh, I am not sure what is going on with you.
  8. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    In areas not covered by actual AT&T-owned networks, the map shows the licensed coverage area, not an estimate of actual coverage. You should also try using the interactive map on the AT&T website, which, in my experience, is more accurate.
  9. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2009
    South Tampa
    The cell signal doesn't matter when trying to connect to the internet. as you can see, you have no internet service, which is independent from cell signal, next to the bars

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