3G and bars but still deadzone?

imutter

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Apr 4, 2011
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Somewhere between DC and Baltimore.
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I have a question:
I wonder what could cause this deadzone?
I drive by a smaller stripmall and then a Mall everyday.
A few lights perhaps about 1/2 mile
I have all bars and 3G throughout
I can make calls but I have no data abilities
From the BestBuy light to the TacoBell light NOTHING no map no Siri no internet NOTHING
So what could cause the data deadzone ?
 

Rugaby

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Feb 18, 2011
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Washington state
#2
To much other radios in the area.
Although illegal, they do exist and are rather cheap,but cell phone blockers cause small dead zones.
 

Rugaby

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Feb 18, 2011
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#4
Great to know I was worried if moving in a more congested area would make me loose data like that ..
I like to stay with AT&T when I move next year
Congested housing areas typically don't have "dead zones". I don't even think congested industrial areas have dead zones. Big building like city areas typically have amazing reception.
 

Bennyboy

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Jul 21, 2010
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#5
I hit one every night on my way home, right next to a retirement home.
It's annoying.

ps: that sounded So wrong.