Matt3All noise, no signal.Premium
|reply to Cod |
Re: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!
said by Cod:I'm sorry, but I disagree. I know 4 people in various parts of Greensboro who have AT&T service and are very unhappy. I frequently travel from Burlington to Winston and I question your 1-2Mbps claim. I stream Slacker radio and XM Radio and I constantly experience data timeouts and connection failures.
Matt- You are in the very small minority in the Triad area. I know at least 10 people from Winston to Greensboro who love their iPhones and have no issues at all, including me. I constantly get between 1-2mb throughout the Triad area on 3g. I know its hip & cool to hate on AT&T but I do question every time you post how horrible AT&T is... I don't see it in WS/HP/Greensboro.
And if it is somehow cool or hip to hate on AT&T, I could care less. I just want a phone that works reliably. I think most people who are happy are light users or just don't want to admit there is a flaw with their precious iPhone. When I really started using my phone a lot more often, I noticed that it just isn't reliable. If you go look at any of the recent nationwide carrier tests, the same problems always crop with, especially with network reliability.
And it's not the iPhone as I initially suspected, because I have an LG phone that experiences the same issues. I'm sitting here with "No Service" as we speak, but 5 minutes ago, I had full bars.
I'll add, if you look back to my previous posts when I first got my iPhone, I didn't have trouble with service or the iPhone, aside from a lot of dropped calls. The service has degraded to the point I would consider unacceptable. It happened slowly, but now I have problems more often than not, no matter where I travel.
said by PC World :
The AT&T network's 13-city average download speed in our tests was 812 kbps. Its average upload speed was 660 kbps. Reliability was an issue in our experience of the AT&T system: Our testers were able to make a connection at a reasonable, uninterrupted speed in only 68 percent of their tests.