AT&T Service

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Telp, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    This is for those who had cingular before it was bought by AT&T. Have you noticed that you get worse service with AT&T then with cingular? If so, why is this?
     
  2. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Here is the big reason...

    Cingular was well regarded throughout the telecommunications industry, as it was a grassroots phone company that made it big. Because of this, they were very helpful to other service providers when it came time to negotiate contracts for sharing access to owned cellular towers.

    When AT&T bought Cingular, those licensing deals went out the window because AT&T doesn't feel that they need other carriers in these markets. Where needed, they can lease space on third-party towers and build new ones where necissary.

    In turn, they could restrict access to "their" towers to claim better coverage in areas than their competitors.
     
  3. Goldenbear macrumors regular

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    Am I the only one who recalls that it was Cingular that purchased AT&T?

    And no, I did not notice a drop in service. In fact, coverage seems to have gotten a bit better.
     
  4. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

    Canuck4

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    Same here, coverage seems to be good still since AT&T took over.
    Not that I had any probs before either.
     
  5. McGarvels macrumors 6502

    McGarvels

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    Correction: Cingular bought AT&T Wireless not AT&T.
     

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