AT&T Question: Can I FINALLY get an iPhone???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jwade32, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. jwade32 macrumors newbie

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    I live in a very rural area with no AT&T coverage. I recently read in our local newspaper that AT&T is planning on putting 2 towers in our area. The bad thing is they are still about 15 miles from where I live. Does any know if a signal reaches that far from a tower? I desperately want an iPhone. I plan on stopping by an AT&T store to see what they know.
     
  2. jsquared macrumors 6502

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    My buddy walked into an AT&T store yesterday and walked out with a 3G. You might wanna wait on those towers to be built and I'm sure there will be either a price drop or bigger gig size by Christmas.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    You should be able to, once the coverage is official. Then again, my home address is not technically covered (because of hippies) but I get service because I don't roam, because I'm only a block or two from a coverage area.

    TEG
     
  4. agbot macrumors regular

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    OT: What's the story with that? I used to do some work in White Salmon / Bingen.
     
  5. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have knowledge of how far the signals extend from a tower, but I highly doubt it would go 15 miles.
     
  6. jwade32 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I'm thinking (but not hoping). I was excited when I read the title to the article about AT&T putting in new towers but then found out they'll be 15 miles from my house. Interesting how the 2 towers are only a few miles apart though. :confused: Doesn't make sense to me.
     
  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    I work here for a small aviation company. However, my Home Address is on Whidbey Island (where all the Hippies are), as I'm only here as an intern. The crappy thing about Bingen/White Salmon is that the tower is in Oregon.

    TEG
     
  8. jellis macrumors member

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    I believe there is a 30 day return policy. I am guessing you could go buy one then return it if the coverage is bad.
     
  9. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    15 miles is stretching it a bit. If there is absolutely, positively nothing between you and the tower, it might work.

    Why not get a phone you can use out there, and an iPod Touch? I know it's not like having it all in one, but 90% of what you buy the iPhone for is in the iPod touch...

    :apple::apple:
     

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