Do EDGE & 3G ride the same boat?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcdj, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    I live in NYC (Manhattan in the east teens). For whatever reason, I happen to live in a small EDGE black hole. If I walk a few blocks north, south, or west, I get good EDGE service, but in my little neighborhood, it's GPRS only on my iPhone. It's been that way since June '07, when I switched from T-Mobile (which was equally EDGE-less on my block).

    AT&T looked up my street address and kindly informed me I had excellent EDGE coverage in my hood. Hah.

    I'm wondering if I can expect the same (lack of) coverage with 3G, or if 3G uses a different set of towers or something.
     
  2. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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  3. onlycopunk macrumors 6502

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    Only one way to find out. Either way call and complain if it doesn't. You should paying for fast mobile internet if you can't even use it at home.
     

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