Wash DC- NOVA iPhone call quality and dropped calls

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  1. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    Live in Arlington and have a 3gs and have almost zero issues with call quality or dropped calls. With the exception of the drive to work down constitution va around the state department. Have a friend that is having issues and was wondering others experiences.


    What are others experiences ? Thanks
     
  2. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Last summer I had a lot of dropped calls... Now I just get dropped data. 3G will show full bars but no connection. I drop to Edge and GPRS all the time...

    Sucks.

    But, seeing as it is the i"PHONE" I'm happier now that I can make more reliable calls (not to mention in the metro now :D).
     
  3. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I usually have excellent coverage in DC. The data network was down for me a lot about a month ago, I would have no data coverage 12 hours out of the day.
     
  4. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I live in Arlington as well. I've been getting fewer dropped calls in the last couple months, but when I first got the phone in June I had quite a few dropped calls. Even 1 is too many in my mind, but at least I've been LESS frustrated lately. Plus having use in some stations in the metro has been nice.
     
  5. spacemnspiff macrumors 6502

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    Zero dropped calls in DC/MD/VA. Been very happy with ATT.
     
  6. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    I could only be happier if it was as cheap as Sprint... Other than that data dropping out every so often isn't too big of a deal. It's usually momentary and I just switch to airplane mode and back.
     
  7. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    I had a 2G iPhone in DC for a year and never dropped a call. Data was good too, for edge that is.
     
  8. gloss macrumors 601

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    Initially pretty bad out in the Centreville area, though the replacement phone I got is improved. No dropped calls yet, although I've had some issues with texting this evening.
     
  9. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    My voice has never been a problem at all, the only issue I have is with data off and on. My experience with voice has been perfect. And, when 3G is out Edge is just fine.
     
  10. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the fairfax area and I get pretty good coverage. except that data doesn't work sometimes even if it says I have full signal--3G is super slow
     
  11. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    I have dropped calls in my office near the Nationals Stadium and in the condo in Alexandria.

    I am however now getting service on the platforms while waiting on the train...that is new...
     
  12. spacemnspiff macrumors 6502

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    I am paying $20-23 more a month to have a iPhone over my T-mobile non-data account. So thats not bad considering I get to use a premium device, the price I think comes with it.

    ATT is more expensive than T-mobile, but T-mobile coverage is limited to the metro areas. So there is a compromise or price I pay for that.
     
  13. macsation macrumors member

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    I was getting a lot of dropped calls in MD, from downtown Silver Spring down 29 going toward baltimore. Also, a ton of dropped calls on 695 in Baltimore, and 495 in MD. I called Att and was told that there was a major tower down that services this area. It had been down for several months. Seems unacceptable to me to let a major problem like that remain unresolved. That one tower was probably servicing about 3 million people or more. Anyway, the service has suddenly become better, so guess the tower has been serviced.
     
  14. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

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    I live in Germantown and have perfect coverage around the DC Metro area
     
  15. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    I spoke too soon. Last night I was having all my calls drop. I would call and it would just be silent. No ringing or anything. Other side got the calls and didn't hear me either.

    Same with receiving calls... Very frustrating. Took a couple tries just to get through.
     
  16. novaimac macrumors newbie

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    This happens to me ALL the time in Arlington. I even got a message saying that they upgraded a tower in my neighborhood (Country Club Hills) but I've seen zero benefit from that upgrade. I'd say I probably get 1 or 2 out of every 20 calls dropped. Honestly, it doesn't bother me too much as the iphone is not my primary work or home phone.
     
  17. ihazapple macrumors newbie

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    I live in NW DC and work in Georgetown. I notice dropped calls by both the Russian Embassy on Tunlaw and by Montrose Park. Other than that, my cell/data service is pretty good.
     
  18. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I live N of Mt Pleasant on 16th and can't get service in my place, but that's another story. Work on K St downtown is fine, as is most of the rest of the city.
     
  19. gloss macrumors 601

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    When they plugged my original phone in it was showing between 25%-44% drop rate over the past two weeks, and the Genius said that it was 'nothing out of the ordinary'.
     
  20. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

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    it's one of the reasons I've been looking at the MOTO Droid for Verizon since apparently they get great service but I can't let go of my iPhone I like it too much :(
     

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