Anyone else in the California Bay Area experiencing degrading 3G & Edge service?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mischka07, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mischka07 macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2009
    ...particularly in SF and East Bay.

    For background, I have a J/B 3GS 3.1.2. I haven't installed any new apps for the last month.

    Over the last couple of weeks, my reception starts out great in the morning (around 5:30), but by about Noon my reception drops significantly. By about 3 PM, I have virtually no reception and people trying to call me can't connect. When calls do connect, the call quality is terrible and I end up calling them back from my office phone. This is all in my office, mind you, I'm not moving around.

    While in Berkeley, where I used to get great reception up until last week, I've actually been getting the roaming icon :confused:.

    Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone else has been experiencing this in the Nor Cal Bay Area. Any thoughts on why this is happening, could it be the phone itself?
  2. thebubbatex macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2010
    Most likely they are working on improvements. Each time we have had improvements in my area (Austin TX), the preceeding weeks were spotty/bad. A few weeks before SXSW, service degraded. During and now after, service is even better.
  3. Mischka07 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2009
    thanks bubba. I sincerely hope this is the case. I'm lucky enough to be at my desk most of the day. My compadres in the outside sales division are frustrated as all heck with their phones. One of them asked me, "I'm gonna bill AT&T for the $30,000 they just cost me on this account, think they'll pay?" :p
  4. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Last week, I was up and down the peninsula, from the City, down 101 to the "Mothership" over to Gilroy, down to Santa Cruz, Carmel and back. The 3GS worked like a champ on voice and data in the City and only got spotty is remote south bay areas. After hearing about all the horror stories last year about SF's 3G coverage issues, it seems that AT&T dumped some money and tech into the area to improve things.
  5. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    I'm hoping that that's what's happening here, too (St. Louis, MO). In the past, I've always had 5 bars in my apartment. ALWAYS. Over the last week+, I've been dropping calls left, right, and sideways (and they're never chit-chat with friends calls, they're always important work-related calls, e.g. the 2 conference calls I was hosting this morning that were dropped. Like that wasn't embarrassing or anything. :rolleyes: ) AT&T said it was a known issue in the area and that they were actively working on it but there was no ETA for resolution. It damn well better be resolved by Monday, is all I'm sayin'.

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