OMG! 3G reception IMPROVED 10x in MD !!!!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cenetti, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. cenetti macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2008
    Knock on wood! Knock on wood! Knock on wood! Knock on wood! Knock on wood!

    I can't believe my reception in my basement was non existent, now I have 5 bars 3G IN MY BASEMENT!!!!!! All over the house really.

    This morning I woke up, went down to my study in the basement to sync my daily podcasts..then I realized I had full 5 bars.

    For some reason, my phone used to drop 3G at my local gas station. (I've been testing this since 17th...) Today, FULL 5 BARS all over BALTIMORE COUNTY!!!!!

    Since this morning, I haven't seen anything below 5 bars!!! WOW...

    At&T I don't know what you did, but keep doing it pleaseeee!!!

    So this proves, reception problems were AT&T's fault not iphone's....

    ALSO, I used to get 300-500kb speed at best, now I am getting 1.2-1.5mb in the middle of the day....
  2. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    congrats at least your one of the few that doesnt complain about reception :p have fun :D
  3. vega07 macrumors 65816

    Aug 7, 2006
  4. gibbyparada macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2008
    I know how you feel

    I had gotten it on Launch, and the 3G was so slow. But, then a week later, it was sooo fast. I was amazed, and glad that, even if it is taking a little time, att is gotten of their butts, and fixing their 3G network.
  5. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
  6. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    Are you sure it's not EDGE? Since you probably have WiFi on at home, you won't be able to see if it's E or 3G...

    Before you rejoice, confirm that it is indeed 3G.
  7. cenetti thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2008
    !!!!!!!!! I am like a kid with a new shiny toy man...I've been having terrible reception problems since the day I upgraded....then all of a sudden today, I am on the fast lane....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's what I thought first, I said to myself, oh good it says 3G but probably it's stuck. It must be EDGE in but then I fired up and been playing non-stop all over the town..... it's definitely full 5 bars 3G....
  8. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    After seeing this thread I just noticed I have 5 bars of service in White Marsh also, I was usually getting 2-3. Wahoo!
  9. Aiphanes macrumors regular


    Jul 9, 2008
    South Texas
    5 bars here all over San Antonio, Texas...

    Its looks like ATT is working overtime to tune their 3G network.
  10. nottooshabby macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    I get good 3G one day and it's gone the next....Some days I have 3-4 bars 3g at my desk and other days I can only get edge. I hope this means they are working on something and eventually I'll have 3G everyday.
  11. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
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  13. SChaput macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    United States
    I am currently on vacation in maryland, st Michael's to be exact. Yesterday, Aug 11 i had absolutely 'No service' for the entire day. I went into an ATT store to see what was up, they informed me that a tower was down and being upgraded in the area and would be up later that day.

    Maybe that was what fixed your connection issues?

    However, my 3g service is still lacking.
    that is a video of my service in maryland, switching from 3g to edge.
  14. cenetti thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2008
    I just came back from white marsh bally's.... FULL 5 bars... driving 80m/h on 695.. in the gym, out side of the gym....EVERYWHERE 5 BARS... :D:D:D
    it was a dream to listen 160 bit radio stations...Today I've been listening 190 bit stations all day long, not one re-buffer.. AMAZING!!!
  15. shevi macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2008
    I just logged on to post the same thing! Five 3g bars in Pikesville in my house instead of the one I've had until now! Yay!
  16. lindsaykaye04 macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2008
    I still don't even get one 3G bar anywhere in Dallas. :(
  17. kes601 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008
    And I was happy that coverage in my house in VA Beach went from 1 bar all the time to occasionally getting 2 bars. My house is in the middle of a 2 block radius that has crappy coverage. I can go 2 blocks in any direction and have 4-5 bars.
  18. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    I live maybe 5 minutes from there, stay outta my neighborhood :D
  19. M0bile macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    Doesn't this info indicate that your reception is improved 3-5x better, not 10?

    False advertising.

  20. circusbass macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2004
    Its weird. One day I get 5 bars and amazing speed and other days, like today, I get "No Service". Does anyone know if AT&T is doing anything to improve 3G signals??
  21. badboy600 macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2008
    I work in pikesville and ive never had 3g :(
  22. MasonMI macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2007
    Well this is great and all but i wonder when AT&T will be upgrading the rest of the US especially for the areas with poor reception :)
  23. DavidMc macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2007
    I wish I could share your joy...I have only had mine since last Saturday and while it works just fine everywhere my houses I get 1 bar to no service. Edge gets me 1 to maybe 2 bars but data is worthless. Connecting wirelessly to my Verizon FIOS connection works great for data. Tmobile worked well here and Sprint works even better. I have a Sprint number ready to come over to AT&T but I am not sure. I am around the Indian River Rd / 64 Interchange.
  24. Lakailb87 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    San Francisco
    I turned on my 3G today and found out its finally available! Its not listed on ATTs site that my city has it and I tried a couple days ago getting no service so they must have just turned it on
  25. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Good for you!

    I think a lot of the issues will be solved when AT&T's side starts vamping up their 3G coverage on more towers.

    I feel bad for people reporting such bad 3G service because here in Miami I have a solid 5 IIIII bars all times of the day, and even indoors.

    The whole key to good 3G coverage is being able to acquire a good signal from multiple towers, and it seems they may have boosted power in your case, or simply leased more tower space.

    Whatever it is, congrats! It's good to hear a good story among all the bad ones.

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