I freaking love my 3GS, and AT&T...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by S14-Racer, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. S14-Racer macrumors newbie

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    I just got back from the Florida Keys from a long weekend celebrating the 21st anniversary of the birth of my brother (the most kick-ass kid ever) with him and my two sisters. I had to leave a bit later then I wanted to, as I had to wait for my 32gig white 3GS iPhone to come in the mail first.

    I am so glad I did. I am coming from an AT&T 1st gen 8 gig. I used the 3GS to take priceless photos and great videos on the fly. Voice recording came in handy as well when he got pulled over for speeding (if they can record so can I)! The GPS was fantastic to have on hand even out in the ocean to find the right Key, as the one on the boat we rented for a day was to jumbled to be effective for us land folk.

    Oh, and AT&T had full bar, fast 3g coverage with zero drops in every part of every Key even miles out in the ocean!!! Damn, they even have a station tucked away in the middle of a salt marsh that I spotted, out in a reserve area of Key Largo, on a toll road with nothing around for miles upon miles for crying out loud! While not as impressive as full coverage on remote islands, everything works fine at my house, as did my other one, only in 3g. I rocked pandora over the radio for ~360 miles (I'm in the Orlando area) at a decent cruising speed all the way down and back without hiccups either.

    Hate on haters! Is anyone else out there just happy in general?
     
  2. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    FINALLY, dam man thank you. I love both the iphone and AT&T there support and everything. Im one dam happy person also. =D
     
  3. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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  4. S14-Racer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There are so many other options to upload stuff that it just doesn't matter to me on this phone. I had / have no problems getting my stuff out to people. I seriously doubt that anyone who has this phone is not capable of getting to a computer in a timely fashion to view incoming ones either. It's on its way anyhow.

    I think of the whole MMS thing, as buying a Ferrari and complaining that it doesn't have cup holders. *It may, I don't know I don't own one, but it's an example.

    I can understand where some people would be inconvenienced though, if they are used to using it frequently.
     
  5. verks macrumors member

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    Happy here. Can't complain. Pleased with both the new 3GS and at&t.
     
  6. Macintosh69 macrumors member

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    I'm happy too! I love love love my 3GS!! And I can honestly say that in the short year that I've had AT&T, they've vastly improved their coverage (at least in my area). And their CS is awesome, esp compared to sprint. Overall, I'm a very happy camper 
     
  7. joshellis625 macrumors 6502

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    That is my view exactly. From the 3G on up to my current 3GS, it has been nothing but exceptional. Even with the 2G it was great, but then I had terrible service, with constant dropped calls.
     
  8. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

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    I also love my new 3GS, and I don't have anything against AT&T besides the whole MMS deal. Their service has been fantastic the past 2 years I've had them.
     
  9. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Yep, MMS and tethering aside, I'm cool with AT&T. I couldn't get the first gen, because edge coverage here sucks, but 3G has been really good and moving towards great. I've had no regrets with either phone.

    Sounds like you had a great weekend. :)
     
  10. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Glad to hear people are satisfied. Thats great news. I hope you all enjoy your phones!! :apple:
     
  11. S14-Racer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is fantastic to hear! There's been way too much bad energy surrounding the community lately. I almost wished I hadn't of purchased the phone, even after I opened the box from Fedex and activated it. I didn't want to be associated with the whole negativity trend.

    It was one of those life altering events! It was one of the best times of my life. 2008 was a brutal year for the 4 of us, myself especially. :)
     
  12. fabianvs macrumors regular

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    im in Orlando also, using 3G no problems for me either! just can't wait to get the 3GS :cool: glad you got your 3GS for the trip!
     
  13. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly just that.
     
  14. Tannerozzy macrumors regular

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    I don't agree.

    Imagine buying your Ferrari and on the way home you notice there are huge holes where the cup holders should be, only to find out that the company that makes the cup holder part... didn't really meet their deadline.

    It should be out now. MMS is far from new, how could they not be ready? I can't decide which is worse... waiting for :apple: to come out with MMS? or now waiting for at&t?

    Though apart from the MMS setback, I've always been quite happy with at&t.
     
  15. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Sucki it Verizon and die in a fire!! Great AT&T coverage in New Orleans area (even in some abandoned or poorly populated marshland or fishing areas)
     
  16. Prolif1k macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same boat. I absolutely love the 3GS and I'm only upgrading from a 3G. Compared to all the stuff I used to do on the 3G, I have had zero lag or delays anywhere and that alone was worth the upgrade. Everything else is just great added bonuses, all of which I'm incorporating into my daily routine already.
     
  17. Tannerozzy macrumors regular

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    That makes me feel pretty good. My 3GS gets here friday to replace my 3G. I hope I'm just as impressed:D
     
  18. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    This thing is definitely DA BOMB. There are a few issues to be worked out -- voice control is iffy -- but overall it's an awesome upgrade from a 2G.

    The video recorder is awesome, although you have to realize where the mic is. The camera is a HUGE improvement, mainly due to auto focus. Low light is still an issue, but it probably will be without a flash. The 32GB of storage still makes me mess myself after about 14 months of the 8GB. The overall speed increase is amazing, the battery life is equal to the original -- a win with all the speed improvements.

    One surprise was the actual phone itself, as well as the external speaker, is LOUDER. Maybe part of the phone calls being louder is 3G, but the external speaker has been improved. I don't need full volume to hear things now.
     
  19. damesJ macrumors member

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    I love the new iPhone and AT&T as well. I switched over from verizon and never got service in my home. Now I get full service with AT&T. As for the iPhone I feel that it makes life just so much more convient and productive. No complaints about either, except for mms of course.
     
  20. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    I love my at&t service for the most part. the signal and reception is stellar by my house, and 99% of where i go. My girlfriends house is terrible indoors though.

    The only time i've ever had a problem with at&t is when i switched from and iphone plan to a normal data plan in Jan of 2008. It took two months to resolve my billing.

    I have to say tho, almost everything that i had complaints about is fixed with my new 3GS....except for mms........
     

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