AT&T Bitching

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MBX, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    i know this isn't at&t forums but anyway...

    why the hell is every second of my calls missed? people tell me they tried to call me and a little later i see a missed call and it didn't even ring!

    no it's not on mute (even then it vibrates).

  2. drchipinski macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2007
    Welcome to ATT, where you iPhone is really nice, but your coverage is not.
  3. alejovh1 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2008
    your phone could be on edge checking for mail?
    this won't happen with the 3G (voice and data):cool:
  4. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    yea i agree with you 100%. no iphone (yet), but i've had at&t (cingular) for years. the service used to be a lot better, but the last month i have noticed that my calls have been dropping like crazy! this happens occasionlly where there will be a spurt of dropped calls but then it'll be good for awhile. :confused:
  5. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    If you're on EDGE, or if your phone is sending/receiving data via EDGE, you won't receive calls.
  6. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    I had that problem with my first phone; the apple store gave me a new one, and no more problems with that. Also, yah, the EDGE thing. If you were on EDGE or your phone was background-checking email using EGDE, at that exact second the call came in, you're out of luck too.
  7. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    i had issues too with my first iphone...

    got it replaced from apple, and the coverage and signal has been PERFECT since.
  8. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2004
    Boston, Massachusetts
    That should be the slogan for iPhone v2
  9. Starflyer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2003
    I have been very satisfied with AT&T for 10 years now.
  10. Chrisrokc macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    Last year I had an Edge phone. It was horrible in my area. Dropped calls all over the place. It slowly got better. I then upgraded to a Blackjack. It had 3g and my calls never dropped. I have since bought an AT&T Tilt. No dropped calls at all.

    3G > Edge when it comes to everything including dropped calls.
  11. viggen61 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2002
    New Jersey
    T-Mobile gave me the same "service". I couldn't pin it down, except possibly to being in a marginal signal location to start and possibly also to me being between the phone and the tower it could see when it happened.

    For some reason I'd ALWAYS get the VM tone, though, right on time...

    But that's nothing. A friend has a Sprint/Nextel phone, and when I call, it could be DAYS before the VM or missed call signal gets through...

    OTOH, my AT&T GoPhone (bought to tide myself over till iPhone) gets me much better signal strength and reliability. So far.

  12. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    didnt you get the memo? for the past few years AT&T have been raising the bar. Now they are just lowering it back down :)
  13. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    definately the dropping calls thingy is another damn annoying thing. so frustrating.

    and no i'm not necessarily using edge when the missed calls happens.

    so looking forward to 3g
  14. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    I have not experienced the problems you guys are speaking of. I have had been with Cingular for 7 years before the switch to AT&T and with the iPhone the service has remained quite stable and good in my opinion. The only issue I find is here and there when I call Puerto Rico from the states my wife can here me but I can not here her; I just need to hang up and call again.
  15. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Ha, I hated that about AT&T/Cingular, especially when they ran their "fewest dropped calls" ads. Yeah sure, the calls never dropped, but I would constantly be saying, "hello, hello?" and hear a bunch of garbled static. All that = waste of minutes, just disconnect me please!
  16. Toadkillerdog macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2008
    Its funny. I hesitated to switch to AT&T because of all the comments about poor reception and missed calls, but my actual service with them has benn better than with Sprint. Not to mention customer service is head and shoulders above Sprint for resolving issues so far.
    I live in Green Bay, WI.

    Edge has been faster than my 1x reception on my Sprint account also. No good EVDO reception here and no 3G either yet.
  17. aridon macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Thats the funny thing about a national network, service in one are is in no way comparable to service in another area.

    In case you didn't know its like that with every carrier.
  18. flavamactop macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    Well, I have Verizon now and get absolutely no reception in my house... so AT&T can't be worse when I switch next month :rolleyes::eek::eek::eek::p:mad:;);)
  19. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    over 10 years of PacBell Wireless, Cingular, AT&T... never had a single problem...

    sounds like you have to get a new iPhone or move..
  20. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    whats a dropped call? never experienced such a thing
  21. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    Happens to me a few times a week

    I am either in work or at home and a voicemail pops up

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