OHIO 3G Coverage-Share your experience.

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  1. carrjar macrumors member

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    I'm considering the upgrade to iPhone 3G, but I'm not sure how solid the signal has been. I'm in Columbus, Ohio area. Yes, I am aware of ATT's tool for showing 3G coverage, but I want to hear from personal experience. I'm interested in all of Ohio. Anybody care to chime in? Thanks so much!:)
     
  2. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

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    FWIW, I have good coverage in the Cincinnati area.
     
  3. Wingnut330 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey carrjar,

    I'm probably a good judge as I was in the same boat as you a couple of weeks ago when I switched. I took the plunge on launch day switching from Verizion to AT&T. So far, I have been very happy with my AT&T coverage.

    I live on the SE side of town and drive to the N part of town every day. It's a 30+ mile commute. There are a couple of known drop zones on my commute (on Verizon and AT&T 2G). You may be familiar with them too...one is right downtown (slightly north actually) where 670 and 71 meet. The other is where 270 & 33 meet down by Ricart Ford. I used to drop calls at both of those locations consistently and I mean CONSISTENTLY.

    Since moving to a 3G iPhone I haven't dropped a single call in those locations. I find that my coverage has been very good and I am quite pleased with AT&T.
     
  4. iscripter macrumors member

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    Dayton coverage

    I also have good coverage in the Dayton Ohio area.
    :D
    With the included GPS I think it would be cool if you could track where you were when you had a dropped call then send a report to AT&T so they would know where to improve signal strength.
     
  5. avediswolf macrumors regular

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    Hilliard, Dublin, Worthington and Westerville areas of Cols. have solid 3g coverage. No issues. I only drop to EDGE occasionally when in my basement.
     
  6. carrjar thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone for their quick replies. Feel free to keep the feedback coming.
     
  7. junebug1 macrumors regular

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    Not that this affects the original poster as he asked about the Columbus area but for the thread as a whole 3G works tremendously in Youngstown and almost all the way up to downtown Cleveland although there are a few spotty areas as you drive down I-80.
     
  8. GardnerMS macrumors newbie

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    3G coverage is pretty good...

    I drop to EDGE on Reynoldsburg-New Albany road between New Albany and Gahanna...

    And in my office (but signal strength on original iPhone was bad too)
    And in my house (in Blacklick) -- but I switch to Wifi there..

    mG
     
  9. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    According to AT&T's map it shows that most of Franklin County is covered by 3G. BTW I'm hoping to get an iPhone 3G soon as my Verizon contract ends in about a month! :cool:
     
  10. carrjar thread starter macrumors member

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    Ohio Feedback

    Thanks for including YTown and Cleveland. I have family/friends all over Ohio, so I like to know what it's like outside of Columbus.
     
  11. carrjar thread starter macrumors member

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    Canton/Akron Ohio Area

    Does anyone have experience with 3G iPhone in Canton/Akron area?
     
  12. rust.puppet macrumors regular

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    i live in NE Ohio, ashtabula to be persise and we have NO 3g as of yet but its extending our way, mentor has 3g but its spotty along I-90

    thats all i can vouch for right now. but soon we'll have decent 3G in the NE i believe with an exception of Rock Creek, if you even know where that is.
     
  13. jazzy921 macrumors newbie

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    This thread is great because I too wondered about At&t with the 3G network here in Columbus.

    ...now if I can only get rid of this blasted Sidekick I'll come on over to At&t & the 3G iPhone.
     
  14. Mankin5344 macrumors member

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    +1 for Youngstown that is were I live and the coverage is great.

    Also canton's 3g coverage is excellent as I had to travel there on July 11 right after I bought my iphone, so I was looking at my signal strength every five minutes. Hope that helps.
     
  15. asmac macrumors newbie

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    I live in Akron..so far the coverage is pretty decent..no complaints yet.
     
  16. avediswolf macrumors regular

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    Drive up 23 into Delaware alot, and noticed today I had decent 3G in downtown Delaware.

    Didn't pay much attention during the trip though.
     
  17. carrjar thread starter macrumors member

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    My wife's family is in North Canton, so thanks for the extra info!
     
  18. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    +1
     
  19. carrjar thread starter macrumors member

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    South of Columbus

    I know 3G coverage isn't too far outside of Franklin County...how is it acting on the South Side. Any other feedback. Thank!
     
  20. carrjar thread starter macrumors member

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    The time is near

    InCase announced their 3G Slider case yesterday...now I'm closer to upgrading. I'm just worried about "the battle between Edge and 3G" when trying to make a connection. Has anyone in Ohio had to fight low 3G reception and high EDGE messing up a call?
     
  21. dueweke1697 macrumors newbie

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    granville?

    I'm moving to granville for school (DU) anyone know what kind of 3g coverage is there?
     
  22. vrflyer macrumors 6502

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    Dublin and Muirfield area is good as well, unless I'm inside my fortress (home), then it drops to Edge. :cool:
     

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