AT&T comes out triumphant in network comparisson in 12 major cities.

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  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You can read up on it by clicking me.. Keep in mind, these are results by Gizmodo, who like to bitch at AT&T for whatever reason they get, and yet, they have sucked it up and released these results which are consistent with an earlier report that it's not AT&T's fault that the iPhone drops so many calls or has data lagginess.

    Clearly AT&T has a great and vast network ready for the task. I for one, have started to think, it's the iPhone's fault that we see network problems.

    Also, they didn't test New Orleans, (if it matters to anyone else), but I am pretty confident, New Orleans is also won over by AT&T.

    The nation's fastest 3G network. Yes, very true.

    Edit - I never blamed AT&T for network problems.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Thank God, finally someone came to their senses. It's a shame that we will never get to see Verizon attempting to take all of AT&T's iPhone customers on its network... The network isn't great, but I don't think there is a better alternative for the vast majority.
     
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    Thanks for the link Jav. I'm sure the Verizon fanboys will be in this thread soon. I've never had any issues with AT&T, and I don't live in one these cities.
     
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    I can hear them comming:)
    somehow they'll try to say that the test and results were inconclusive or innacurate and that Verizon is always the best.
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Verizon was nothing but a pain for me, even if they got the iPhone and it was cheaper I'd oddly stick with AT&T.
     
  6. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Now we get the flood of questions of, "Whose fault really is it that the iPhone has bad reception in the US?"

    More on that by clicking me

    Verizon (like I have always said) die in a fire.
     
  7. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Cities!?

    Great, just add service where I live then and I'll stick around. I live in the hills, and VZ takes the cake...:rolleyes:
     
  8. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    It is now... and always has been a problem with the iPhone!
     
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    Here is my take on the situation. The original iPhone and iPhone 3G had very powerful radio tuners for the phone. They were battery hogs! I have an original iPhone 3G. Apple did an update shortly thereafter that improved the battery life, but also reduced the power of the phone radio a little bit. I never drop calls and have great service. My wife got a iPhone 3G about six months after mine and my son in law got a new 3GS. They drop calls and when we compare bars, etc, my old, original 3G usually has better reception than the other two. I think Apple changed the phone radio after the initial batch of 3G's went out I also think that is why people are complaining about AT & T, when it might indeed be the iPhone that is causing the problems. You take that into account together with the number of iPhones out there and you can see why people might shooting the arrow in the wrong direction. The iPhone is marvel of engineering and a great device, but maybe the phone part needs a little work.
     
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    It's pretty sad when somebody is so worried about discussing an article like an adult, that they try to preemptively diss any comments on it.

    Anyway, if you take the time to read it, parts of the test were interesting:

    • Gizmodo deliberately didn't check reliability, coverage or voice drops.
    • Gizmodo used a laptop with data modems from each carrier. Good idea.
    • ATT consistently blew everyone away on upload speeds.
    • ATT was only fastest on downloads in about half the cities.
    • Gizmodo only checked two locations in Manhattan... upper West Side and lower East Side. Nobody could call that a decent city wide test. Happy now, Juiced?
     
  12. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Possibly related, I found a in-depth technical discussion about AT&T's data congestion problems here.

    Two comments from different people were especially interesting:

     
  13. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

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    This the obviously the fruits of Operation Chokehold finally panning out. Good to see that AT&T was shown the error of their ways and did something about it.
     
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    LOL... seriously? Operation Chokehold aka Operation Failure amounted to absolutely nothing.

    I doubt AT&T's network is any different now then it was at 12 PST last Friday.

    :rolleyes:
     
  15. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I see you couldn't help it trying to disprove the results. They are accurate and absolute. If you want far more detailed results, then by all means do them, compile them and release them. I am happy Gizmodo took their time and do the tests in 12 cities.

    Verizon lost to AT&T in more than half. Accept it. Data is data and AT&T can serve it up good. Trying to hide that under the excuse of network engineering seriously means you have nothing good to say.

    Also, addressing the fact they didn't assert voice quality. Gizmodo says, they are not doing quality of voice, only data speeds and in their test AT&T wins. Period.

    Obviously, we know AT&T has a good network and that Verizon should shut their mouths and try and compete, because as we can see, AT&T whopped their arses good.
     
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    Although I dont live or make calls in US, one thing that strike me a puzzling, is that most of the AT&T bashers on here are actual... well, AT&T users.

    Surely this is a better indictment of cellular coverage and performance rather then some 3rd party, xeno like entity, rather like the (much unfounded) MS hating that goes on here.

    I would think that Verizon users simply... dont care?? Am I mistaken? Enlightenment?
     
  17. Goona macrumors 68020

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    Verizon's spokesperson is here.

    A lot of them are Verizon shills.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Man, you are one delusional person. Do you really think there were enough goons who participated in what is nothing more than a tantrum to cripple a network? :rolleyes:

    No, I and have been with AT&T/Cingular for 9 years. With Verizon before that. Sorry to say that AT&T has served me only marginally well. This past weekend I've logged over 12 dropped calls. I also took and made about 20 dropped calls. I call this an isolated event now but no, I am not some shill.
     
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    I can't speak for AT&T and Verizon since I'm not on the U.S. but I travelled for a month in Europe, used data and voice all over and never had one single dropped call or any other network issue.

    While, from what I read, AT&T is not as bad as people make it out to be (since network quality varies from place to place) and people are just loud when they complain, it seems apparent that there are some issues that need to be fixed, specially in cities like NY and SF. AT&T itself has admitted to it.
     
  20. Goona macrumors 68020

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    And I've used the iphone around New Jersey and New York with no dropped calls. What is your point? I guess people don't drop calls on Verizon right?
     
  21. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Funny, I've used my iPhone in the same areas and dropped calls.

    Nobody wins at this game.
     
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    I don't know how anyone can be a fan of either of these horrendous and evil companies. :confused:
     
  23. Goona macrumors 68020

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    And your point? :rolleyes:
     

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