AT&T coverage map & Verizon coverage map..

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  1. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks Ok to me. not that much of a difference.
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Verizons new commerial takes a dig at AT&T with the catch phrase, there's a Map for that. Verizon seems to have a bit more coverage.
    AT&T 3g coverage is about 1/3 of verizons and that map. AT&T is showing it's edge and 3g as data, but the don't break it down 3g/edge
     
  3. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    ditto, as long as you get service where you need it, who cares?
     
  4. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Ok? Wait tell you see the new verizon commercial, they REALLY bash apple AND AT&T at the same time.... It's the "there's a map for that" commercial....
     
  5. stooley macrumors regular

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    Click the 3G for each one ;)
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Min I reminds you that those maps are terribly inaccurate. Both of them. AT&T doesn't cover all that, nor does Verizon.

    Those maps include roaming areas that would not be covered and have limitations imposed, of coarse AT&T and Verizon won't say anything about it.

    Real coverage maps are seen if you look at the Pre-Paid coverage maps.

    Click Data for AT&T and Mobile Broadband for Verizon... stays the same... also big surprise. AT&T has coverage in places Verizon lacks and vice-versa.
     
  7. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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    what's your point? both companies have holes in their service. go with the company that has the best coverage where you live / work. no cell company covers 100% of the US.

    thanks for making research easy for those who can't decide between the 2...
     
  8. stooley macrumors regular

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    exactly
     

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  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    See: light purple.
     
  10. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Wow, I never realized AT&Ts non-roaming coverage in the west was that bad.
     
  11. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I have :(
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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  13. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, I notice in the commercial someone is watching mobile tv, so I looked at that coverage:
     

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  14. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    How about the coverage map that matters to me. My street, my town, my state, where verizon is no service and AT&T is three bars at the worst. In fact verizons support of the greater north Florida area is so poor that they let me out of my contract with no ETF since my area was a "trouble zone". What that really means is "we don't care about your area". When I lived in nj verizon worked great but I have never seen that performance matched down in fl.
     
  15. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    According to the ad, Verizon has FIVE times the 3G coverage.

    [​IMG]

    Most people don't realize that the iPhone isn't even available in all or parts of 1/3 of the States... because AT&T only has roaming agreements in those sections. Therefore you cannot own an iPhone if you live in those areas, as it would break non-roaming contract terms. (see blank areas below)

    [​IMG]

    This is a major reason why rural carriers have petitioned the FCC to stop phone exclusivity, or at least let them have access to those phones in the rural areas. It would not hurt AT&T (or Verizon or Sprint) to allow people outside their coverage areas to own one of their exclusive phones.
     
  16. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    AT&T 3G is much faster than Verizon's crappy EVDO.

    Besides, I get 3G in most places that I go, so I don't complain.
     
  17. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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    Verizon's 3G coverage speed is only a littler faster than AT&T's edge network. AT&T's 3G coverage is way faster than Verizon.
     
  18. COBRASVT macrumors regular

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    1. You're nuts.

    2. You're nuts. :D

    When I can't get 3G in the Atlanta "Metro" area (which happens more often than you would think), the iPhone is waaaay slower at generating anything data wise than my old Verizon phones ever were. And I've had the HTC touch, the Storm and more, so I've had a lot of experience with both.

    The plain and simple truth is that AT&T service sucks sucks sucks! No ifs, ands, or butts about it. If you try to talk your way around that, you're blowing smoke to anyone that's used both for an extended period of time.

    Most of the At&T fanboys come from areas where they never drop a call, have full 3G and get continuous service. Unfortunately, that's the exception, not the norm for AT&T whereas it's the norm, not the exception for Verizon.

    As I've said before....I'll drop AT&T the very second that Verizon gets the phone if / when they ever do. Even if Verizon has the issues of saturating the network and having to upgrade (as the excuse has been given for every AT&T excuse), I'll take those delays / issues to have the MUCH more extensive network already in place.
     
  19. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Speaking of that at least Verizon changed the rules on any of there exclusive phones. After 3-6 months (can not remember if it was 90 or 180 days) any of there exclusive phones are allowed to be sold on a carrier with less than 500,000 subscribers.

    So it lets me keep the big players from having it with out really hurting the small guys
     
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  21. thetexan macrumors 6502a

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    You have no idea what you're talking about. Either you're just a blind fanboy or you've done nothing but read Wiki articles about this stuff. Verizon's EVDO blows AT&T's edge out of the water, and is really close to AT&T's 3G. Yea, theoretically 3G is faster than EVDO but real world experience has been anything but. I've ran speed tests on my iPhone with 3G turned on (and strong 3G signal) where I got near dial-up speeds, on way more than one occasion.
     
  22. dread macrumors 6502a

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    You sound like a verizon fanboy. In any case Verizon's commercial was very clever and seems to indicate they won't be getting the iPhone anytime soon. IMO verizon sucks because they limit the capabilities of all their phones. I don't care if there network is better in the middle of nowhere.
     
  23. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    iPhone data plans don't even come close to paying for what AT&T's doing.

    $17-18 billion = what AT&T has publicly committed to spending in 2009 for
    network improvements

    $17 billion represents every penny AT&T would earn in 2009 from iPhone data plans ... if they had 47.2 million iPhone customers. Which they don't. I don't even think they have 47.2 million data customers. That would be more than 50% of their total customers...

    I'm not trying to defend AT&T. They're behind in the ballgame and they're pissing people off left and right. I just don't understand comments that AT&T is sitting on its butt, piling up mounds of money from iPhone customers. If anything, signing up for the iPhone seems like it's costing them wayyyyy more than it's worth, regardless of how they try to spin it with the media.
     
  24. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Given the map you posted, one does wonder what Verizon's business model is like if they're providing 3G to towns like Hedgesville, Montana (pop: 2306) in the middle of nowhere.

    Is 'five times the 3G coverage' in terms of acreage of customers it can reach? Or in terms of number of customers? Prospective customers vs. existing Verizon customers?
     

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