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How Apple's Sub-Par iPhone Gets AT&T Hated



December 15, 2009 – Comments (3)

Why do people hate AT&T's 3g when test show it's the best?

Because the iPhone is not pulling its weight.

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#1) On December 15, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Option1307 (30.64) wrote:

Wow, interesting article. This really goes against the current thought that Apple is superior, regardless of the product.

Thanks for sharing!

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#2) On December 15, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Turfscape (< 20) wrote:

Hmmm...not on an iPhone, but still with AT&T (not by choice). My service is horrendous when not in a major metropolitan area. When I get service, then yes, AT&T is great. I can check e-mail quickly, pull up weather, all that fun stuff...but 15 miles west of that spot, I get no 3G...10 more miles and I'm lucky to be able to place a call.

Throughput only matters if you get a signal.

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#3) On December 15, 2009 at 7:07 PM, TMFBent (99.24) wrote:

AT&T's coverage has a hole exactly where we moved (in our house, there are 2 rooms where you can talk) but mostly, the data coverage on our samsung blackjacks was great -- when we still subscribed to it. We had 3G + tethering years before the iPhone 3G was ever released, and I could run my laptop off its internet to get a lot of work done if necessary.

Would have been nice if there were more coverage, and AT&T took a while to pick up coverage in more rural areas, but only when I'm riding across Iowa on RAGBRAI do I ever find places I just can't get any signal at all. And when I'm doing that, I'm more interested in beer than chatting on the phone.

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