said by Readfineprnt :
Hasn't AT&T been using the fact that their users consume the most data as their excuse for their piss poor coverage issues for the past 3 years?
Sprint users on average consumer more than double than they do yet they seem to be able to handle the capacity just fine. It's obviously market dependant as far as your coverage but overall ATT has had some serious issues as of late(getting better now) and they've always blamed the fact that their users are smartphone data hungry customers.
Now it could be the fact that they have a higher percentage of smartphone users but overall sprint users consume almost double the data on average... which would make up for any disparity in overall number of smartphone users by percentage between the two carriers.
AT&T's already admitted their network problems were the result of capex reduction, not the iPhone. The news didn't really cover it, but the executives said it in public.