How Bad is AT&T Coverage in NC?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by djn4eva, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. djn4eva macrumors regular

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    I plan to order the iPhone 4s at the end of the month and i like that on GSM there are faster data speeds and u can talk and turf. I live in eastern north carolina and currently have us cellular. Is AT&T service unbearable and should i go with Verizon?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Try out Cell Reception.com. Just put in your zip code and check what people had to say about AT&T in your area. Just keep one thing in mind, more people tend to say negative things than positive things about cell reception.

    http://www.cellreception.com/
     
  3. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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  4. ctbear macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Charlotte and the AT&T service here is fantastic.
     
  5. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Well that's unfortunate but could be caused by anything. I live in a fair orange area yet get full coverage.
     
  6. Ryan5505 macrumors regular

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    I live in Chapel Hill and commute to Greensboro to my office Monday through Friday. For the most part AT&T is fine in large and suburban areas, but once you drive east of Raleigh you will loose 3G coverage and the phone will operate via Edge. East of Raleigh is likely Edge and that is what you will have at your home unless you live in Wilmington or Greenville. I've experienced this while traveling to the NC Coast. Hope this helps.
     
  7. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    The question is where do you live in Eastern NC and do you travel a lot?

    When I had AT&T for the first few iPhones, I would travel to visit my grandmother in Northeastern NC and I lost coverage about 45 minutes from her house and didn't have it the rest of the trip. I even once broke down on the way and was in hot water without any way to make a phone call.

    I quickly switched to Verizon when they got the iPhone 4 because they have coverage everywhere in Eastern NC.

    Bottom line, you're probably best going with Verizon.
     

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