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  1. JWages macrumors regular

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    Switching for the iPhone from Verizon? I'm debating whether or not to switch but I'm not sure. I get good reception with Verizon and AT&T says I'm in 'moderate' reception area, but what is moderate, really?
     
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Define "Central Illinois"... It means many things to many people. Where I am from (Johnston City, IL) it means north of the I-64 Corridor. If this is the case it can get spotty...
     
  3. JWages thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm about 40 minutes south-west of Peoria, IL.
     
  4. chinl macrumors member

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    Anything past Joliet :D
     
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Ah, cool. I spent last Holidays in Pekin. :)

    Anyways, you'd probably be fine. My experience has been that even in really rural areas they've got it pretty well covered.
     
  6. JWages thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats cool. Pekin is even closer, haha.

    My sister's fiance says that when he comes over he gets 1-2 bars. He doesn't have an iPhone though (iPhone gets better reception, maybe? I dont know).
     
  7. schmoopy.design macrumors regular

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    I'm in Champaign and I'll be making the switch from Verizon when my contract is up on August 7th. Several of my co-workers have AT&T and say that reception is good...although they do experience dropped calls. It sucks that we don't have 3G here though.
     
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  9. JWages thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but Champaign is a little bit bigger than where I live.
     
  10. Bossone macrumors member

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    Bloomington here and I made the switch, but we also have 3G available as well. Everything has worked out good thus far.
     
  11. billyripkin macrumors 6502

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    I am in Elgin, IL and 3G is great up here. Posting using iPhone tethering.
     
  12. JoeCo0611 macrumors member

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    in St. Charles, and if I go out to route 47, it'll switch the Edge, but the majority of coverage within 50 miles of chicago is 3G.

    central illinois looks mostly EDGE.
     
  13. JWages thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, you're in a better reception area than me. What I don't get is why does Bloomington have 3G, but not Peoria?



    You're both from the Chicago area, meaning Northern, IL. :p
     
  14. schmoopy.design macrumors regular

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    Bloomington most likely has 3G because it is home to both State Farm and Country Companies Insurance...and Illinois State University.
     
  15. JWages thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I thought about that after I posted, haha.
     
  16. Karl40 macrumors newbie

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    I spend some time as a Verizon Customer in rural central Illinois. I have a friend in rural central Illinois with AT&T. On our 2G phones, just talking, AT&T always has better 2G service in the rural areas around LaSalle-Peru, Utica, Princeton, El Paso. (Generally, the rural areas north of Bloomngton.) If I lived in rural central Illinois, I would try switching to AT&T.
     
  17. JWages thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am going to try AT&T. I have to wait for my iPhone to come in, though.
     

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