AT&T Service

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacJohnson, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. MacJohnson macrumors regular

    MacJohnson

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    I Live up in Gods Country in South Dakota....Well I want an iPhone bad...really bad...how can we get service up in this part of the world so we can get iPhones??
     
  2. dissdnt macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

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    Move? hehe. AT&T sucks, only thing i hate about my iPhone.
     
  3. vienta macrumors newbie

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    I guess if you really really want one you could buy one somewhere else and then roam a lot, according to their website it will work in a fair amount of the state through a partner agreement (my parents are in Pierre but I haven't been back yet with the iphone to test things out). I don't quite know how that works since I thought all the providers in SD were CDMA, but apparently not. I don't think they'd let you do that for too long though without you getting dropped, and I'm not sure how much luck you'd have with data.
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    AT&T has always been great for me. Why don't you look on the service map and see if you get service?
     
  5. Cubsfan macrumors member

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    Where in SD? You can get service most places in SD, but I think the only place in SD where AT&T has a tower of their own is on North Cliff in Sioux Falls.

    Overall though, you'll probably be kicked for roaming too much.
     
  6. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I agree with others that you would have to roam around in your area.
    If T-Mobile is any good, you can jailbreak and unlock your iPhone if you want.
     
  7. Doju macrumors 68000

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  8. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    AT&T has always been great for me. When ever I call with a question on my bill, the portion I ask about is immediately removed. No questions. As for coverage, in central New York I have NEVER dropped a call. Not a single one. I'm always in a 5 barred 3G area unless I travel to god's country to snowboard and such. When I do that I get an Edge signal on my 3G whereas friends of mine with Sprint are usually getting charge $2 for roaming and Verizon simply has no service. I cannot complain. @OP really all that you can do is call and complain I suppose. If you can, get others in your area that you know would like AT&T service. If they get enough calls it's possible they may do something... Good Luck!
     
  9. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I hear if you roam too much, AT&T will catch onto this and will politely cancel your contract with them. Which may be a good thing, but wouldn't they make you give the iPhone back?
     
  10. MacJohnson thread starter macrumors regular

    MacJohnson

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    well who wants to hook me up with an unlocked iphone and ill put it on my verizon plan????
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    IT. CAN'T. BE. DONE.

    At all.
     
  12. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Hate to be the bearer of bad news but the iPhone isn't compatible with Verizon service. Two completely different cellular technologies.
     
  13. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Not if you have had the iPhone for more than 30 days... Yeah it's a good thing that AT&T does not charge you for roaming and it's perfectly okay for them to say we cannot provide service for you.
     
  14. kas23 macrumors 603

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    So basically, they will let you out of your AT&T contract, leaving you an unlocked iPhone 3G? That's fantastic. You can then sell it one ebay for $800!
     
  15. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Once you get past the 30 days you keep the iPhone 3G from what I understand, but don't forget that little ETF. Of course one can make a profit on the resale of the iPhone 3G, hence the high numbers of brand new iPhone 3G's on Ebay and such.
     

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