AT&T in AZ

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sonoran, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Sonoran macrumors member

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    I currently am with Sprint & anxiously awaiting the end of my contract in the fall. I really want to consider the iPhone when my contract is up.

    However I have am having some reservations about the AT&T network in Arizona and in particular the Flagstaff area. I travel between Phoenix & Flagstaff a lot & don't want to put out a lot of $$ if the reception/coverage in Flagstaff is spotty.

    Can I hear back from AZ residents about their AT&T experience, please? When in Flagstaff I am in the downtown area and the area around Little America (South & East of downtown Flag).

    Thank you.
     
  2. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I live in Ahwatukee (East Phoenix) and travel a great deal for work. My experience with AT&T in Phoenix has been less than satisfactory. I am constantly dropping calls all over the city and at home. I have not travelled north but it seems that reception just depends on how lucky you are to be close to an AT&T tower. I swithced from Verizon specifically so that I could have an iPhone. Verizon was FAR superior as far as reception goes. I literally dropped 5 or 6 calls in the 8 years I was with Verizon. I now drop calls at least 2 or 3 times a week with AT&T. As I indicated above I also travel. Again, sometimes reception is just fine and sometimes it stinks. I was in downtown Chicago and had trouble with getting a signal. Walked 3 blocks and had 5 bars...go figure. Fort Lauderdale, Florida was TERRIBLE. Fortunately I still have another phone as backup (Verizon) and it worked fine there.

    These are just my experiences. Your mileage may vary.
     
  3. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    Have you looked at the Coverage Viewer? The Flagstaff coverage looks horrible. There isn't all that much real AT&T coverage. There is some 3rd Party coverage and there is a whole lot of no coverage.
     

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