iPhone 4 - Towers & Function... Thoughts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by proathlete03, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. proathlete03 macrumors member

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    I'm curious... I know AT&T owns most of the US towers, but there are some dead spots where you just get NO SERVICE... I had a couple of questions about this. Most telecom companies have agreements to lease each others equipment so...

    1) Is the IP4 w/ AT&T able to roam on T-Mobile's towers when there is low or no service?? (vice versa?) Especially in the mountains and areas of low coverage.

    2) Is there anything sold that could connect via USB to extend the antenna strength of the IP4?
     
  2. draz macrumors 6502a

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    The only time the phone will roam on T-Mobile is if there is no AT&T service and you want to make an emergency call.

    But most carriers worldwide will choose to not roam on the competitions network unless there are agreements in place between those networks.
     
  3. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Also keep in mind that the nearby tower you see could be for a CDMA carrier (Verizon, Sprint, etc.) and would not be compatible with a GSM phone.
     

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