Has AT&T Call Quality Improved in NYC with iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ddarko, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. ddarko macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2007
    I'm no longer an AT&T user after switching to Verizon with the iPhone 5 but I'm curious if call quality has improved with the iPhone 5. I had the AT&T iPhone 5 for a little bit before switching and the LTE network was great - I could finally get emails or surf during business hours in midtown. However, I decided to switch to Verizon because voice calls aren't over LTE but continue to be carried over GSM, which still seem overloaded at peak hours in NYC/Manhattan despite years of AT&T upgrades. In the days before the iPhone 5 went on sale, I had a bunch of calls to my iPhone 4 that didn't ring or failed to show up as missed calls and voice mails that showed up hours after their time stamp. I figured AT&T LTE data network wouldn't solve these call-related problems but wanted to ask folks who had the phone longer what their experience has been. I will say during the brief time I had an AT&T iPhone 5, I didn't have those call issues except for one call which connected but the other person couldn't hear me; ironically, it was a call to AT&T customer service :)
  2. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2011
    I haven't had any issues with AT&T voice in NYC for the better part of 2+ years. Now data, pre LTE, was a whole other story. During business hours, it wouldn't connect at all. Now with the iPhone 5 and LTE coverage, both LTE & voice are absolutely superb for me. Couldn't be happier.
  3. diegoesk macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2010
    Ive been with verizon since right before the iPhone 4 was released.

    The service in terms of data speed and cell reception/ penetration has decreased drastically. I briefly had the iPhone 5 and love LTE but it wasn't worth paying $700 to keep my unlimited data.

    Does the unlimited trick still work for ATT? Lol
  4. mreg376 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Well at least there's one of you...

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