Ok, so there has been alotta talk about the poor 3G service with AT&T, over the years with the iPhone... ((( Mind you, I live in Canada, so I dont hafta deal with that noise -- I have Bell Aliant service, and it's crazy insane good, and I lie 25KM outside the Capital of New Brunswick ))) Is this true...?? (just my thoughts) The reason for the many dropped calls is because of the radio transmitter within the iPhone. When the iPhone is in call, on 3G, the Radio NEEDS to maintain a steady connection with 3G in order to maintain the direct call. Unlike other phones, where if the 3G service is not available, it downgrades to other frequencies such as CDMA, 1X, EVDO (or wutever else) in a manner which it keeps the call active... with the iPhone, the radio transmitter doesn't make the switch in a timely fashion that allows for the call to continue, thus is drops. And when a user then Re-dials a call shortly after, and can't get the 3G service, it then bumps the call onto one of the lower frequencies? Now, say.. if a user makes a call, and is on a CDMA/EVDO/1x service, and then enters a 3G service, does it upgrade to the 3G? (if it does, I wouldn't assume it would drop) If the statement above is slightly correct, then would it be safe to assume that with the iPad 3G, it WON'T have the same conflictions because it's not a 'CONSTANT' connection needed... meaning if your loading a webpage, and the service cuts out breifly, the iPad just pauses, and waits for the direct connection and then resumes, and depending on the 'pauses' this may happen quick enough that most users won't notice the delay in Connection establishing with the 3G service. Or. AT&T just has really poor service. Period. lol Just my thoughts. Random. I know.. but just curious what you think about this... Leave your comments.