ATT enchances 3G networks

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  1. ant131531 macrumors member

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    I just got a text saying ATT has improved coverage, stability, and speed in greater atlanta, athens, and north Atlanta. for the 3G network :)
    Woot does this mean the 7.2 MBPS networks? Has anyone else got this text message? I'm so excited.
     
  2. solideliquid macrumors 6502

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    Dang I want this is Phoenix.
     
  3. nickrinaldi macrumors regular

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    no instead in jersey apparently 3g is slow or down since i have to use edge to make phone calls with my g/f. :confused:
     
  4. Laptis macrumors newbie

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    I got it also. I have had 3g at my home now for a few weeks. Before it was a weak edge signal.
     
  5. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Wow! Seriously? I suppose there is hope where I'm at afterall. :)
     
  6. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    What about Southern California?! Actually, I only care about Riverside, CA!
     
  7. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah i know.Hopefully i get 3G everywhere i go on my normal route..i suually get 5 bars. then 3 miles north, i get 2 bars edge lmao.
     
  8. Laptis macrumors newbie

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    And my reply.
     

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  10. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    I ran a speed test and got 1.9 megs down in metro Atlanta..
     
  11. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I was looking for.... A SPEEDTEST from the ones that received that message. That will tell a lot more.
     
  12. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    I believe this is related to the rollout of their 850MHz 3G network in the greater Atlanta area. Same speed, different frequency.
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Just more reliability when it comes to calls. 850Mhz penetrates buildings better than 1900MHz does; hence, less dropped calls and better reception.
     
  14. bboucher790 macrumors 65816

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    I like it when ATT penetrates. :eek:
     
  15. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Hmm. Im in Norcross GA, maybe 20 miles out from ATL, and havent recieved this.
     
  16. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    same here...
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I was imagining the same innuendo when I was writing it.... I wish AT&T would uprade to 7.2Mb/s here...:rolleyes:
     
  18. Applepi macrumors 6502a

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    this.
     
  19. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

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    I'm in Atlanta and I didn't get this message :(

    I get great signal though. It used to switch to Edge once I got home. NOW I don't even turn on my wireless connection anymore
     
  20. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the area, but didn't get the text either. There IS an article in todays Gwinnett paper touting the new network capacity. We'll see....
     
  21. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    UGH! All they are doing it making Edge slower for us non-3G people. 3G isn't in enough places for them to be doing that...damn u ATT
     
  22. COBRASVT macrumors regular

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    A f'n men!

    I got the message as well. Still have ***** coverage in my office!
     
  23. COBRASVT macrumors regular

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'll test it outside later, but dang.
     
  24. Hunts121 macrumors regular

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    wow they tell you when they upgrade? I just woke up from a nap one day (literally) and saw I had full 3G service. I up until recently I only had full EDGE available at my house but it was dwindling here and there and then about a week later I had 3G finally. Didn't get a text message though, but I regularly get 1.5-1.9 Mbps though so I'm not complaining haha. It's sometimes faster than my cable internet because their networks are so congested here (charter.)
     
  25. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just researched it and yeah, it's 850 MHz networks. It's to improve coverage and reception. Yay...Also sprint deplyed it's 4G network in Atlanta. Atlanta must be a very important city to deploy networks in :p.
     

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