Sudden 3G in W. Lafayette, IN

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  1. iPhone3G macrumors member

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    Anyone in the West Lafayette, IN (Purdue University) area notice that we suddenly have 3G today? I haven't seen anything about this coverage upgrade, and we aren't supposed to have it according to the AT&T coverage map...

    But hey, Im not complaining.
     
  2. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Strange... Has this happened before in other cases?
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    It just appears that either the organic growth up I-65 has reached that point, at&t is focusing on major routes in advance of a GPS app for iPhone (or their other phones), or Purdue has their own at&t tower that they have upgraded. My uncle works there and has actually done things like that.

    TEG
     
  4. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

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    Is that true, or an assumption?

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  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

    Warbrain

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    It's a mere suggestion. It's nothing to be taken seriously but potentially considered. Don't start submitting that to news sites.
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    It is a logical interpretation given that I-65 is one of the most heavily travel route in the US, from Chicago to ATL (via I-24/75) and onto Florida (via I-75).

    I expect the same sort of 3G growth along I-80/90, I-95, and I-5.


    TEG
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Same with I-10, I-70/76, and I-94. Any major cross-country route.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You'd think cross-country routes would be easy, anyway, since they're blanketed pretty heavily by cell towers for voice coverage.
     
  9. bstockz macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it's true

    Purdue said in an article over the summer that 3G would be added sometime in September. I guess that sometime was today! Now all I need is an iPhone 3G to actually use the network...
     
  10. iPhone3G thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice, thanks. I was in Chicago for the summer so I never heard about the upgrade. I'm living just off campus this semester and 3G is still great here as well.
     

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