So excited, I think AT&T put a tower near my house

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  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    I had complained to them about weak signal at my house.

    Well I just got home to 5 bars, and 8Mbps

    Versus 2 bars 4-5Mbps

    Is there anyway to confirm that they tweaked something?

    I'm almost afraid it's too good to be true...but then again speed test isn't lying?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    You could do a couple of things to verify a new tower.

    Drive around your home in a 5-8 mile radius looking for a new tower, or an existing tower with a new cellular array on it.

    Or

    You can scour the FCC database for new tower builds in your area.
     
  3. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We have a ton of trees and Forrest so I'm not sure I'd find it.

    I can say, it feels like Christmas right now!!!!

    :) :) :)
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    It's nice having a tower nearby. I have an AT&T tower about 1/4 mile from my home and I always have full bars.
     
  5. PNutts macrumors 601

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    If there are no new visible tower or antennas, AT&T often tunes what they already have in place based on feedback. Enjoy!
     
  6. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations for the new radiation you get in order to give you 2 more mbps.
     
  7. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Jealous much eh? ;)

    I'm afraid to switch to wifi, turn it off, airplane mode tonight, in dear of losing this. But I'm sure it'll be fine
     
  8. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Oh please. Even if you stuck your head right on to one of the antennas the radiation given off would still be less than what a microwave would emit standing a foot away from it. Don't be silly.
     
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    You need something like this :)
     
  10. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty much convinced my signal is here to stay. I'm in the bathroom where I get only 1-2 bars and slowest lte in the house and I still have 5.
     
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  13. mebehere macrumors regular

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    Enjoy the cancer. I hate being late to post. Everyone's a damn comedian.
     
  14. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok bad news. Well, confusing news.

    I only have 3 bars right now. But same speeds 7-8 Mbps

    Any ideas as to what's going on?
     
  15. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Stop counting bars. If you can make calls, send texts, and use safari, you have good enough signal. You're not always gonna get 5 bars.
     
  16. applebro macrumors member

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    Strong understanding of EM Radiation spectrum.
     
  17. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Call or stop in your local ATT store and ask them, have you not done that?

    When I complained about my signal at home, a rep proceeded to tell me about their MicroCell (which I already knew about) and said let me look up your address and see if you qualify for a free one. I did, and now have one...but, the applicable information here, he told me that there are plans for a new tower in my area within the next year.

    Didn't know they had access to that information, apparently they do. So ask them...no one here has a clue as to why your signal and speeds have changed.
     
  18. Menel macrumors 603

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    Check their coverage viewer, it's brilliantly informative.

    http://www.att.com/gen/sites/focus?pid=22632&market=ATLANTA
    e.g. Atlanta
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