AT&T Switching the name of all cell towers for iPhone launch

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  1. hcopp macrumors regular

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    no big deal, but within the past 10 minutes my phone went from saying "Cingular" to "AT&T"

    found it interesting.
     
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  3. eskimayo macrumors newbie

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    im in NYC and still have Cingular not at&t on my phone... who knows..
     
  4. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Did you update your roaming lists/PRL? Power-cycle your phone?

    This may happen at different times based on what area you're in when you update your roaming lists. Maybe in your area they're all colocated towers and they're slower to get updated. Who knows.

    Anyway, it's good that they're getting brand ID unified. Probably not worthy of a thread though. We're clogged up here an iPhone land, and good threads are drowning.
     
  5. hcopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    could you point me in the direction of the good threads?
     
  6. mrowl macrumors regular

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    noooo...

    they are switching because the name has changed to at&t.

    And ours changed at least a month ago.
     
  7. hcopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    no **** buddy, obviously they are switching because their name changed, but dont you think that MAYBE they will push to get them all changed before friday? i dont know, its a novel idea.
     
  8. mrowl macrumors regular

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    so do you have confirmation that they are changing the names because of the iphone launch?

    Thats what your title says.
     
  9. hcopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    no, but one can put two and two together that AT&T is making an ATTEMPT to change the name of their cell towers so when one turns on their iphone it says AT&T and not Cingular.
     
  10. taberrr macrumors regular

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    My wife's RAZR switched over a couple of months ago, but mine still says Cingular... hah. I tried power cycling it. How do you do the tower update thingy again?
     
  11. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Last week the ATT store signage said Cingular. When I drove by yesterday, it had a big ATT canvas banner over the sign. Could be just so people know it's an ATT store to get an iPhone, but it also stand to reasons they want to get their branding in order to maximize the publicity.

    My phone still says Cingular.
     

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