Anyone else notice improved 3G service within the last 24hrs?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by asaad, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. asaad macrumors member

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    Yesterday from around 5-8pm my 3G signal was going in and out more than usual. This morning I got into the office and noticed that in places where I could NEVER get a 3G signal I can get a full 5 bars. Anyone else noticing improved 3G service?? This is GREAT!

    I'm in the Metro Detroit area.
     
  2. Private Dirt macrumors regular

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    My 3g service has always been GREAT!! never had an issue with it... oh wait i'm in Dallas... sorry but ya it is cool!
     
  3. asaad thread starter macrumors member

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    consider yourself lucky. Our offices are on the 6th floor of a 10 floor building and unless I was by a window I could only get the edge network, 2-3 bars mostly. Driving and things like that I've never had issues. I don't know what's changed but I've never had service like this here. I'm really happy needless to say.:cool:
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    It happens. They ARE working on the network, I've had improvements at work and at home since last July.
     
  5. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Well I get great service pretty much everywhere BUT work so I don't see an improvement coming any time soon. :(;)
     
  6. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    They've improved our 3G here a lot, but 3G in my home town has been down for over a week now. Wonder when they'll fix that...
     
  7. crsd36 macrumors member

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    I typically get full 3G signal in my office (St. Louis), but today, I'm only on Edge. I know a few others in my building are only receiving Edge also.
     
  8. jbode macrumors member

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    the service highly depends on the area, in rural areas it is usually not as good.

    Being closer to a city it is much better, but it has times that it is slower or faster than normal -hopefully more faster than slower in the future
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    3G has always been awesome in the areas where I normally get 3G, but for whatever reason my WiFi at my house and at my school campuses have been failing to automatically connect as they have done in the past....:(
     
  10. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    I still don't have 3G in my home town haha. Annoyance.

    Multiple AT&T people: "Oh you'll have 3G service in Poughkeepsie by September!!!"

    September comes.

    Multiple AT&T people: "There were some delays, it's coming in November!"

    November comes.

    Multiple AT&T people: "It should happen at the beginning of 2009, January or February!"

    It's now March. No 3G, yet I've been paying for it since July.
     
  11. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Sounds like the same thing that happened here.

    When it does finally come out, expect it to be buggy at first. 3G was really buggy here for a while. The iPhone wouldn't reconnect to 3G right away after coming from an EDGE area and 3G would disconnect if you walked into a building. (not literally walking into the side of a building, but walking inside of a building.) 3G is pretty good now, but I wish it was faster. I hope 3G isn't still down in my town...
     
  12. The Admiral macrumors member

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    no, actually we had an outage for several hours today (according to AT&T's help desk). service didn't return for me after the outage was over, but after resetting network settings it is back to normal.
     
  13. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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  14. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    I'm near there as well, and I agree it's extremely frustrating that there's still no 3G. Simply pathetic.
     
  15. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    I'm kind of close to you. I go over to Poughkeepsie and Newburg a lot, and I always think that there's 3G for some reason. I turn 3G on, and I get nothing. Yet by me in PA I get full 3G.
     
  16. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually can say the complete opposite. I used to have 3 bars 3G in one area, now I only have 1-2 bars of EDGE.
     
  17. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I agree. Mine has been worse lately for some reason. :(
     

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