NYC iPhone Reception- how bad is it?

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  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Which phones are you guys using, 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4
     
  5. mcdj macrumors 604

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    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

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    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
     
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