AT&T Service

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

  1. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    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 6502a

    Oct 11, 2005
    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

    Jun 30, 2007
    Los Angeles
    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


    Jul 31, 2007
    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


    Nov 10, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Correction: Cingular bought AT&T Wireless not AT&T.

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