Really unimpressed with my Verizon iPhone coverage in NYC

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by seenew, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. seenew macrumors 68000


    Dec 1, 2005
    I moved to Brooklyn at the beginning of June after having purchased an iPhone 4 in April, back when I lived in Savannah, GA.

    I had far better voice and data coverage in that small Georgia city than I have ever had in NYC, which is supposedly the center of the world. What gives? I routinely have no more than 1 bar in my apartment, and frequently zero service at all. Forget about 3G. And my bedroom is right at the front, with two huge windows!
    Voice and data are rarely that great even in Manhattan when I go to work.

    Verizon's coverage map shows all of NYC completely saturated, but that's not at all what I have experienced.

    Anyone else have issues? I've even had the phone replaced by Apple and it's no different.
  2. Hype2k2 macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    But but Verizon is the greatest! Has to be your phone that's broken :D
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca

    Compared to this

    Of course your going to see a difference in performance.
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    More people are bogging down the network, especially during work hours.
    I think your apartment is probably just a deadspot or something. Verizon generally works very well.

    I haven't had problems with AT&T in NYC. Perhaps you want to try that.
  5. mikelegacy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    It's all a matter of volume man.

    200,000 users compared to 3-5 million is gonna show DRASTIC speed differences.

    When I was in NYC earlier this year AT&T would take like 35 seconds to load a page. That's ridiculous.
  6. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    It's also harder to build things where there are already things built.

    Example: clear out those shrubs so we can build a tower vs. ask the owners of the empire state building to clear us to build a cell tower on top of it.

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