This afternoon I had lunch with my brother in downtown San Francisco at a small deli at 2nd Street and Folsom. I wanted to show him something on my iPad that required Internet connectivity so I tried to tether my pad to my (AT&T) iPhone but I could not get a signal. Not even a hint of a bar. Being at 2nd and Folsom in downtown SF is important because across the street... and I literally mean across a 2 lane city street, is AT&Ts main building for operations for the west coast of the USA. But no bars. Not on my phone, not on my brother's iPhone and not on the guy at the next table's iPhone. Dead, Dead and Dead.... And we were close to the door and by a window. Dead. I have bitched and moaned about AT&Ts network in San Diego where I live and here I go with the same issue in San Fran right next to AT&Ts west coast hub. I thought AT&Ts network was supposed to be getting better but, alas, I am mistaken because even right out side their own front doors, they have crappy service. My plan expires in July so when the iPhone 5 comes out later this year, I am heading to Verizon. It CAN'T bet worse that AT&Ts performance, can it?