thank you walt mossberg

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by manhattanmania, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. manhattanmania macrumors regular

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    and i quote:

    "One side benefit to 3G is that in some areas, voice coverage improves. At my neighborhood shopping center, where the first iPhone got little or no AT&T service, the iPhone 3G registered strong coverage. But I still found that calls regularly broke up on some major streets. In New York City, riding in a taxi along the Hudson, one important call was dropped three times on the new iPhone. Finally, I borrowed a cheap Verizon phone and got perfect reception."

    so vindicated i feel.:D:D:D

    http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20080708/newer-faster-cheaper-iphone-3g/
     
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    AT&T coverage is better in some areas. Verizon is better in others. Wow. Shocker. I mean, I would've never guessed that about competing wireless companies before a frickin' iPhone review. :eek:
     
  3. manhattanmania thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes yes i know, its just nice to hear a reviewer for the wall street journal that we all know say what i've said on these forums and been criticized over the top for.
     
  4. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, leaving Verizon has been a bit of a concern for me (I live in the Hartford, CT area). I think (hope) AT&T will be decent for general usage, but I also spend a lot of time skiing in VT in the winter and I'm worried about how that service is gonna be...
     
  5. guitarguy09 macrumors member

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    Nice... hopefully that AIM app will be free...
     
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Some people aren't very bright. :) I had Cingular/AT&T before the iPhone came out, so I knew what I was getting into. That's why it's good that you can cancel your contract within 30 days. I live in metro Atlanta, so I don't really have many problems. Then there's my uncle, who lives on the side of a mountain in semi-rural Alabama. You get almost NO cell service there even though he literally lives ON the Tennessee River with a clear line of sight for about a mile up and down the river. Problem is there apparently is no AT&T cell tower in that range. Cell companies are sometimes bizarre.
     
  7. calpolygraduate macrumors regular

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    yeah i'm going to get it friday morning and if i get no reception at my house, i'm going to return it the same day :) i just hope i do!!
     
  8. bavarian3 macrumors member

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  9. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    Part of the IT infrastructure team I'm a member of provides service for our hundreds of voice/data Blackberry devices. I've always heard that Verizon "rules the northeast US". I know the other players have since provided great coverage, but where things are spotty or on fringe areas, Verizon is usually their choice. It's been a while since I've heard that, so I'm not sure that's still the case. As is always the situation with any mobile phone coverage, if your house is in a "dead zone" it doesn't matter how great their coverage is everywhere else, it's going to be an annoyance.
     
  10. karmamule macrumors 6502

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    I was just mentioning in another thread that I was trying out an LG Dare this last week on Verizon, and I was quite surprised to see I got poor reception at home. (I live in a suburb of Boston, and according to their coverage maps am solidly in range.) My Blackberry from work (using AT&T) gets a great signal, and my current cell phone running on Sprint also gets excellent coverage.

    Moral of the story: you can never take for granted which network will be best for you until you actually try it out with your cell phone of choice at home.
     

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