New Englanders may be out of luck when it comes to the iPhon...

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    To be fair, if you look at their coverage maps, you'll see that most of the states that are mentioned have no AT&T/Cingular coverage in only the very most sparsely populated areas of those states. Practically all of the major cities have coverage, as well as all areas that are adjacent to interstate highways in those states. I don't like Cingular either, but this article makes this issue sound much worse than it is.
  3. Bob Knob macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2003
    I live in Southern California and I have Verizon... surprise, there is no signal in many locations they claim to cover, including one of their own stores!
    I'll be switching to Cingular when the iPhone comes out... and I expect that my reception will be just as spotty as it is now.

    All cellular companies suck.
  4. BenRoethig macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Once you get west of the Appalachians, most of the country is sparsely populated.
  5. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    there's a Cingular tower on my college campus.

    in PROVIDENCE. that's pretty new england...
  6. CTYankee macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    Whats with the title? New England? More like Vermont and a whole lot of other states west. Maine will be limited, but really...maine is very remote in many places, same for New Hampshire. Areas in New England that are densely populated are covered (most of CT, RI, eastern MA). So basically the only people in New England effected are those in VT and the people living in the woods of the other tiny states. There are probably far more people effected in the other larger states listed (NY and CO namely).
  7. justflie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2005
    Red Sox Nation
    My girlfriend has cingular in Canton, MA (not too far from boston) and she gets good reception. I go to school in Worcester (around the middle of the state, between Boston and Springfield) and, according to Cingular's coverage map, I should be getting very good or excellent reception. That works for me. I'm guessing limited coverage is more in the mountains of maine, NH, and VT.
  8. m-dogg macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2004
    Yeah, I think Verizon is the best of the carriers when you start getting north into the mountains. I tend to get better coverage than my friends with other cell carriers when we travel up there together.

    Not that any of them have great coverage, of course!
  9. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
  10. La Porta macrumors regular

    La Porta

    Dec 15, 2006
    What everyone said is true. At least on Long Island (which isn't really New England), Connecticut, and Boston MA (places I frequent) I haven't heard any complaining from either Verizon or Cingular customers (a.k.a. my friends). Out in the woods...hey, you chose to live there, too bad :p Every place that they mentioned is out in the sticks in some way. Nothing new here with regards to wireless service...let alone things like cable.
  11. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2003
    RI -> CA -> ME
    No Coverage on Mars Either!

    Whatever. I have cingular, I live in Maine and routinely drive down 95/93/route 1 to Rhode Island. Since I got my Sony Ericcsson W810 I have great reception for that whole strech, as well as all around Portland. Pretty much anywhere within 45 min of the coast, where about 90% of the state's population lives, is fine for cingular.

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