AT&T got something right for a change

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sziehr, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. sziehr macrumors 6502a

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    So I have to sat I am not a fan of AT&T. However my weekend trip I was greeted by a nice surprise. I looked up that the smookie mountain tn area had sparse coverage and edge at that. I was all prepared for a iPhone less weekend when what to my sheer amazment there is 3g. Not just 3g but blazing fast 1700 Kbps speed. Just figured I would share my intresting finding

    Short read:
    pigion forge tn at the foot of the smookies has full blast 3g
    :)
     
  2. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Nice when I went to Rocky Mount, NC earlier this month all I could get was EDGE. I never realized how spoiled I was having great 3G coverage where I live.
     
  3. notjustgc macrumors 6502

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    I live way out of the normal coverage zones... up in the hills and woods (at least in a NJ context). I was so excited the day a brand new 3G tower went up over the next hill last year... line-of-sight from my driveway!
     
  4. BobboZR2 macrumors regular

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    Last year, a month after the 3G release I went camping in West Virginia. I was expecting absolutely no coverage but was shocked I too had 3G right down the road from the campsite and strong Edge coverage in my tent on the camp grounds.
     
  5. joesegh macrumors regular

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    Pigeon Forge is one of the weirdest towns in America. Nothing but breakfast restaurants and creepy family fun places. The upside down greek-style building is pretty sweet though.
     
  6. K3mp macrumors 6502

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    It is. My cousin has a cabin not far away from it and we go there every summer. We mostly go rafting and stuff though. The nascar park is fun. AT&T's coverage is not perfect, but it is getting there.
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I had one of these moments yesterday.

    I was expecting little to no service where I was in Wisconsin but, to my total surprise, I got 3 bars of signal and EDGE. Good enough to make me happy.
     
  8. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    You're lucky. In the UK there would have been protests and a 24/7 vigil at the proposed site then they would try to pull it down in case it ruined the view of a spoil heap next to it or microwaved a sparrow 300 miles away.
     
  9. lowonthe456 macrumors 6502

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    I am a new AT&T customer as of the 3G S on launch day. Here in
    Phoenix I am happy to say I have 5 bars everywhere I go. So I
    was prepared to be disappointed in the service but so far it's been
    straight aces. Now if they could get the price down like $20 a month .......
     
  10. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    After hiking/climbing to the top of Mt. Bierstadt in Colorado (14,060 feet), the wife had 5 bars of EDGE at the summit yesterday.

    People complain about coverage, but we have never had a problem, AT&T has always served me well. For those who don't know, this mountain is in the middle of nowhere.
     

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