Interesting article on AT&T

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  1. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    http://www.thespec.com/News/Business/article/630437

    Yes, we've all been educated on the problems and complaints with AT&T as of now.
    But in hindsight, after AT&T loses exclusivity with Apple, other carriers will be able to sell the iPhone causing iPhone users to go from being confined in AT&T's room to exploring the rest of the house with other carriers. Theoretically, since AT&T is spending all this money now to upgrade their networks, does it make sense to anyone else that after they lose exclusivity and traffic use goes down on their network, AT&T's network will be the most prepared, therefore, will be the most efficient out of all the others??...or am I thinking in the wrong prospective?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Right thinking. Think of it as one congested freeway, in this case I-10. Then think of an alternate route for I-10 less congested. In this case I-610 or I-510 or I-410. That means traffic from I-10 will divert to the other 3 freeways emptying out I-10.

    But if I-10 was under construction to allow more lanes for higher traffic and is emptied into other Interstates, then that means that whatever traffic is left in I-10 will enjoy the benefit of those extra lanes when construction is complete.

    Now, think of it as airwaves and cellphone signals and carriers.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Great Example!:)
     
  4. MasonMI macrumors regular

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    Doesn't I-10 have the ability to open up contraflow where traffic can travel on both sides of the highway ? :)

    I do agree though AT&T does need to add more towers and get some major upgrades in place.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    That I recall correctly, contraflow only occurs in the event that a Cat 3 or greater hurricane is 72 hours from touching landfall near me. So.... does that answer your question?
     

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