wierd.. 3g expanding?

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  1. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

    gdeputy

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    So.. My house has never had 3g coverage.. and just now I looked at my phone and it has 3g! Whats wierd is.. before today the closest 3g coverage was over 15 miles away..

    this is really sweet, even if i'm only getting 3 bars compared to the 5 i get 15 miles away..

    is there a site that shows updates to ATT's 3g network? Im psyched!
     
  2. 61132 Guest

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    You know, on my way to work today I noticed extra coverage in warrenton, va. I NEVER used to have 3g, but I had 3 bars for a stretch of road to work.
     
  3. weeman macrumors 6502

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    On the coverage viewer on the cingular site does it say you have 3g coverage? They just recently updated it on 7/31 and where I am at still has no 3g coverage but the nearest place with 3g coverage is only 5 miles away.
     
  4. Wolf103FM macrumors regular

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    come on AT&T, expand the Huntsville AL 3G up to the Tennessee line like the map shows already!
     
  5. weeman macrumors 6502

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    well will you look at that, cool! :) There used to be no 3g coverage around vint hill road and the lakes.

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  7. weeman macrumors 6502

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    Nice! Now where the heck is my 3g...I live less than 20 miles from portland and I have no 3g whatsoever :confused:
     
  8. Wolf103FM macrumors regular

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    the map has shown this since 7/10, and I have yet to get 3G out here
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  9. gdeputy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    gdeputy

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    the coverage viewer shows me as being out of range by at least 15 miles.

    Pretty awesome though, I didn't expect it and figured I wouldn't be seeing 3g in my area any time soon, so this is very pleasant. It's exceptionally fast also, averaging 14-1600kbps as opposed to my wifi which is around 2100-2400kbps

    its nearly as fast and i've actually turned wifi because i figure i'll get my moneys worth from my plan haha.
     
  10. weeman macrumors 6502

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    Hmm so you are 15 miles from a 3g area according to the map and you are getting 3g??? Maybe I should get an iPhone 3g and test my luck to see if I have 3g also!
     
  11. gdeputy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    gdeputy

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    Thats right. Mind you i've owned the 3g since the 11th and today is the first day i've gotten 3g here, so i'm sure they just recently put up a tower. I drove ten miles even further from my house (my buddies house) and i still had a strong signal, so it has to be a new tower. I've been as ar as 25-30 miles away from where it used to kick in and it's working.
     

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