NYC iPhone Reception- how bad is it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jason2811, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    Honestly, how bad is reception in Manhattan? Dropped calls all the time? Slow data and internet connection? Text messages coming through hours after they were sent? I always hear about these issues. How true are they?
  2. mloffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
    I live a little outside the city but when I do go there, it's never that bad.
    I always have service.
    Everything really just varies. (3G/Edge, how many bars...)
  3. aforty macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    The few times I'm in Manhattan it's pretty abysmal. I have no complaints in Brooklyn and Queens.

    [edit] This is with iPhone 3G.
  4. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Which phones are you guys using, 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4
  5. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I'd say it's definitely gotten better. Whether that's because of ATT or the iPhone 4 I can't say.
  6. ludawg23 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
    I just switched over from Verizon and so far (about one week of service), it's been great. I work in Manhattan and in a tall building so the 3G network is a little slow but at my apartment in Queens, it's great.

    No dropped calls yet but I don't talk on the phone that much.

    They did make an upgrade to the network in NYC and the surrounding boroughs recently. I really have nothing to compare it too since I'm new
  7. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006

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