Originally Posted by brucep
sadly the army of data gulping iphone users have crippled/ ATT's network / It has not even finished building out its 3g network. ATT Will never catch up because the IPHONE army grows by the day .
Yea... if it wasn't for all those paying customers the AT&T network would be F_I_N_E.
Sorry but as an AT&T for a long time AT&T has always had network issues... and I live in the Northeast, a region where AT&T is said to be 'better than average'. Sorry but this whole dog pile on the iPhone because people are actually putting their smart-phones TO ACTUAL USE is a really lame copout.
And I'm NOT a fanboy by any stretch, check the forums if you want. I've got no love for AT&T period end of sentence and Apple's freakishly-militant control over the App Store is really grinding on me.
You do have to understand that cell networks by their very nature are a mixed bag of quality. No single carrier can have a great signal EVERYWHERE in the USA the FCC has done a WONDERFUL
job making sure we NEVER
will. In the process they've padded the government coffers quite handsomely as a result!
Sprint owns various cell phone frequencies in some regions, AT&T owns those very same frequencies in other regions and Verizon owns those very same (okay not exactly the same) frequencies in still other regions.
This is why you can ALWAYS find people who say:
ATT is a GREAT provider.
ATT is the WORST provider.
VERIZON is a GREAT provider.
VERIZON is the WORST provider.
SPRINT is a GREAT provider.
SPRINT is the WORST provider.
It's all a matter of LITERALLY where you sit, even in a single town you can have quite different answers.