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Maggs
Life is awesome
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join:2002-11-29
Woodside, NY
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·RCN CABLE

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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

Be prepared for the onslaught of MMS messages, AT&Ts network is going to take a serious dive when this functionality comes out. All the prepubescent girls out there will be texting like crazy. Imagine the data traffic on over 3 million iPhones per day, and the data overages $$$$ AT&T is going to be making so much money this quarter. I will not touch the iPhone as long as it's on AT&T, I don't want to deal with their billing dept.
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ThirdShifter
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join:2002-03-16
Bronx, NY
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said by Maggs:

Be prepared for the onslaught of MMS messages, AT&Ts network is going to take a serious dive when this functionality comes out. All the prepubescent girls out there will be texting like crazy. Imagine the data traffic on over 3 million iPhones per day, and the data overages $$$$ AT&T is going to be making so much money this quarter. I will not touch the iPhone as long as it's on AT&T, I don't want to deal with their billing dept.
Ahh it's the end of the world.. run!

ATT is just fine. The iphone is awesome. Sorry you're missing out, we all know deep down inside you want one.

glinc

join:2009-04-07
New York, NY
reply to Maggs

Do you mean Sexting?? that will be fun!


Maggs
Life is awesome
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join:2002-11-29
Woodside, NY

They shouldn't sext until they can get a part time job to pay the bill.
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Rob
In Deo speramus.
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Kendall, FL
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Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to Maggs

said by Maggs:

Be prepared for the onslaught of MMS messages, AT&Ts network is going to take a serious dive when this functionality comes out. All the prepubescent girls out there will be texting like crazy. Imagine the data traffic on over 3 million iPhones per day, and the data overages $$$$ AT&T is going to be making so much money this quarter. I will not touch the iPhone as long as it's on AT&T, I don't want to deal with their billing dept.
Not having MMS on my iphone was a pain in the ass. Not because I couldn't send, but because I couldn't receive. I would have to visit their stupid "viewmymessage.com" website, that 99.9999% of the time wouldn't work for me - kept telling me the username/pw was wrong.

Plus, some of the tactics employed by Apple upset me - such as not "approving" the Google Voice app.

But in terms of phone service, the iPhone rocks and my service with AT&T is steller. Call quality is great, 3G speeds are fast, and I haven't really found any "dead" spots.
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Matt3
All noise, no signal.
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join:2003-07-20
Jamestown, NC
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reply to ThirdShifter

said by ThirdShifter:

said by Maggs:

Be prepared for the onslaught of MMS messages, AT&Ts network is going to take a serious dive when this functionality comes out. All the prepubescent girls out there will be texting like crazy. Imagine the data traffic on over 3 million iPhones per day, and the data overages $$$$ AT&T is going to be making so much money this quarter. I will not touch the iPhone as long as it's on AT&T, I don't want to deal with their billing dept.
Ahh it's the end of the world.. run!

ATT is just fine. The iphone is awesome. Sorry you're missing out, we all know deep down inside you want one.
I have one and I want to give it back. Not because I dislike the iPhone, but because I am at my wits end with the horrible AT&T service. If you think the AT&T network is fine, you've got blinders on. Here is yet another article posted yesterday, this time from CNET, detailing the AT&T network problems. It's odd her problems are a mirror of mine, even though she is on the West Coast and I am on the East Coast.

Yesterday I had 2 dropped calls and I just spoke to a friend for about 30 minutes and 3 or 4 times he said he couldn't hear me because of all the static -- yet I have full bars.


powerspec88
Premium
join:2007-03-11
Independence, MO
Reviews:
·SureWest Internet
reply to Maggs

said by Maggs:

and the data overages $$$$ AT&T is going to be making so much money this quarter.
What overages? MMS counts as a text msg not data.


Skwhirl

join:2009-08-13
Knoxville, TN
reply to ThirdShifter

I have an iPhone and I NEVER use SMS (a la 'texting') however MMS would be handy for sending the occasional photo to say those thousand words I can't relay with a standard call.

I personally don't get this whole 'texting' fad. I can see an occasional text message, but it seems an unhealthy way to interact if you do it often.



Uncle Paul

join:2003-02-04
USA
kudos:1
reply to Maggs

said by Maggs:

They shouldn't sext until they can get a part time job to pay the bill.
I can state as an over protective father that my daughters better have a full time career and at least one college degree before considering sexting.


tiger72
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Saint Louis, MO
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1 recommendation

said by Uncle Paul:

said by Maggs:

They shouldn't sext until they can get a part time job to pay the bill.
I can state as an over protective father that my daughters better have a full time career and at least one college degree before considering sexting.
i guess people can dream...
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ThirdShifter
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join:2002-03-16
Bronx, NY
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reply to Matt3

said by Matt3:

said by ThirdShifter:

said by Maggs:

Be prepared for the onslaught of MMS messages, AT&Ts network is going to take a serious dive when this functionality comes out. All the prepubescent girls out there will be texting like crazy. Imagine the data traffic on over 3 million iPhones per day, and the data overages $$$$ AT&T is going to be making so much money this quarter. I will not touch the iPhone as long as it's on AT&T, I don't want to deal with their billing dept.
Ahh it's the end of the world.. run!

ATT is just fine. The iphone is awesome. Sorry you're missing out, we all know deep down inside you want one.
I have one and I want to give it back. Not because I dislike the iPhone, but because I am at my wits end with the horrible AT&T service. If you think the AT&T network is fine, you've got blinders on. Here is yet another article posted yesterday, this time from CNET, detailing the AT&T network problems. It's odd her problems are a mirror of mine, even though she is on the West Coast and I am on the East Coast.

Yesterday I had 2 dropped calls and I just spoke to a friend for about 30 minutes and 3 or 4 times he said he couldn't hear me because of all the static -- yet I have full bars.
That happens on every phone on every network and surprisingly not to me.. and like you, I too live on the east coast with another houndred thousand iphone users who are completely satisfied with the service.

Could it be better? sure! there's always room for improvement. However this is the first time a phone/carrier is so exclusive that we can see a huge group of phone users using same hardwares and service. So when we see another provider and hardware combo on this scale.. then we can make a comparison.


powerspec88
Premium
join:2007-03-11
Independence, MO
Reviews:
·SureWest Internet
reply to Matt3

I can tell you the AT&T network is FINE here in Kansas City, I talk for hours and don't get drop calls. To top it off, the person I was talking to and I only get ~1-2 bars of EDGE. Even while im at work, i've had a 5 hour phone call w/o it dropping. Internet speeds are also fine.

From the day I got my iPhone, the network has been getting even better. My town just got 3G about 9 months ago and the signal has been slowing been creeping to my house.

The only time i've had problems with AT&T's network is at large events. I was at a 50,000 person rock concert and I couldn't even connect to AT&T to make calls or text. But that is to be expected when there is that many people in a small area.
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tubbynet
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join:2008-01-16
Chandler, AZ
kudos:1
reply to Matt3

said by Matt3:

If you think the AT&T network is fine, you've got blinders on.
not really. att works plenty well in phoenix (maybe you should relocate? ).
cell phone companies are very regional in their coverage. some is good, some isn't. att works well in the phoenix-metro area, even on the asu campus where i would be willing to venture that nearly 1 in 5 people has an iphone (with a student population of over 60k people, do the math).
maybe phoenix doesn't have the spectrum polution of other metro areas that have been around longer. maybe they've deployed more spectrum here the first time.
whatever the reason, i'm happy with att and my iphone.

as always, ymmv.

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shortyd999

join:2008-10-21
Birmingham, AL
reply to Maggs

I knw i'm gonna send massive MMS that day just to see if the network can handle it, LMAO!!!!



shortyd999

join:2008-10-21
Birmingham, AL
reply to Uncle Paul

Its good to be hopeful


flyingjoey

join:2005-11-07
Jersey City, NJ
reply to Maggs

I guess I am a prepubescent girls hahahaha! Mind you I'm a 35 year old, 6'1", 190lb man.

Hey how many times I wish I could send my wife a picture of something I'm looking at, instead of sending it via email.

I've visited the Dominican Republic and Argentina recently and not only do they have multiple carriers who offer the Iphone, but they've also had MMS since day 1. now what are we missing here... Really... AT&T the almighty AT&T can't handle a little picture message.

If Apple were to come out with a CDMA version of the iphone I'd be the first 1 to get one. Also what's stopping apple from making a universal iPhone... really... CMDA/GMS/LTE/WiMax iphone. The technology exists... I'd pay an extra 100 bucks for an iPhone U4Gs.


Cod

join:2000-07-05
Kernersville, NC
reply to Matt3

said by Matt3:

said by ThirdShifter:

said by Maggs:

Be prepared for the onslaught of MMS messages, AT&Ts network is going to take a serious dive when this functionality comes out. All the prepubescent girls out there will be texting like crazy. Imagine the data traffic on over 3 million iPhones per day, and the data overages $$$$ AT&T is going to be making so much money this quarter. I will not touch the iPhone as long as it's on AT&T, I don't want to deal with their billing dept.
Ahh it's the end of the world.. run!

ATT is just fine. The iphone is awesome. Sorry you're missing out, we all know deep down inside you want one.
I have one and I want to give it back. Not because I dislike the iPhone, but because I am at my wits end with the horrible AT&T service. If you think the AT&T network is fine, you've got blinders on. Here is yet another article posted yesterday, this time from CNET, detailing the AT&T network problems. It's odd her problems are a mirror of mine, even though she is on the West Coast and I am on the East Coast.

Yesterday I had 2 dropped calls and I just spoke to a friend for about 30 minutes and 3 or 4 times he said he couldn't hear me because of all the static -- yet I have full bars.
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.


Matt3
All noise, no signal.
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join:2003-07-20
Jamestown, NC
kudos:12

3 edits

said by Cod:

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.
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.

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.

(EDIT)

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.

»www.pcworld.com/article/167391/a···_3g.html

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.


Wills9

join:2001-01-03
Port Charlotte, FL
reply to shortyd999

Yeah, well, hope in one hand and shit in the other. Let me know which one fills up first...
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patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1
reply to flyingjoey

said by flyingjoey:

If Apple were to come out with a CDMA version of the iphone I'd be the first 1 to get one. Also what's stopping apple from making a universal iPhone... really... CMDA/GMS/LTE/WiMax iphone. The technology exists... I'd pay an extra 100 bucks for an iPhone U4Gs.
Better hope for a hydrogen or ethanol powered fuel cell iPhone then. Your going to have to carry a bottle of barcardi 151 everywhere you go and top off your phone 4 times a day.

beaups

join:2003-08-11
Hilliard, OH
reply to Matt3

I would try swapping your sim card. Our CEO had this problem with 2 iphones and the rest of us never had any problems (was quite convenient! ) and after switching phones twice with no help a sim swap at the ATT store cured it. No more dropped calls.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to Maggs

No data overages. That's the problem; AT&T can't make even more $$$s on the MMS iPhone stuff.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to flyingjoey

+1 on that. Though if I realy were to do such a thing people could point and say "why didn't you buy the Sprint HTC Hero", since I'm a keyboard-phone junkie.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to Skwhirl

Different strokes for different folks. I don't text much, but it's useful for relaying info at times. OTOH I don't treat incoming texts as urgently as phone calls or emails...



detfan
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join:2002-12-29
Livonia, MI
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·Bright House
reply to Uncle Paul

said by Uncle Paul:

said by Maggs:

They shouldn't sext until they can get a part time job to pay the bill.
I can state as an over protective father that my daughters better have a full time career and at least one college degree before considering sexting.
Yezzir!!! put me on that boat!!

Maggs
Life is awesome
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join:2002-11-29
Woodside, NY
reply to Uncle Paul

Associates or Bachelors? or Masters?
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