Question about at&t 3G and towers.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mistertomlinson, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. mistertomlinson macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    #1
    So, 2 years after at&t's projected completion date, we FINALLY have 3G in my city (Lynchburg, VA). The thing is, it only appears to be in one part of the city, right near my apartment. A few miles from my home, I go back to Edge. I understand if your signal is poor, it'll switch to Edge, but in my case, when it switches from 3G to Edge, I'll have 4-5 bars so signal strength doesn't appear to be the culprit. My question: is it possible they haven't "turned on" 3G on all towers throughout the city yet? I've only had 3G for a few days now and perhaps they're just working on each tower one by one? Or is it possible they're only enabling 3G for one tower, considering it's a pretty busy part of the city?

    I figured some of you would remember when they first enabled 3G in your town and maybe you could help. Thanks.
     
  2. celtboy macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    #2
    Yes, it is certainly possible that certain towers aren't 3G enabled at the moment. :(

    I'm in Lynchburg too...and only just noticed 3G was around tonight! (I keep it turned off my phone to save battery).

    Has it improved around the city? I was actually in Madison Heights when I noticed...
     
  3. ecschwarz macrumors 6502a

    ecschwarz

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    #3
    By the looks of it, AT&T has a tower in Lynchburg and then a tower about 15-20 miles out in each direction (two near Bedford, two near Altavista, one near Amherst, one near Appomattox), so it could be switching over to one of those if they have a stronger/better signal, but not 3G...
     

Share This Page