AT&T/Cingular coverage in Washington, DC?

Popeye

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My apologies if this has been addressed.

How do I find out what the quality of coverage is in a certain area? Specifically, Washington, DC. I've seen reviews of AT&T's cell coverage that vary dramatically from region to region.

I once had AT&T cell service (5+ years ago) and it was awful! I mean really, really bad. I could rarely talk for more than 5 minutes without dropping a call. But I know that much has changed since then.

I'm with Verizon now and I am reasonably happy with my cell phone service, but I want an iPhone. Any suggestions on how I might find out how good the cell service is in my area? AT&T's (or any carrier's) coverage maps are worthless as far providing info on the quality of service.

Thanks.
 

petalmom

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No apology necessary!

AT&T has a coverage map on their website. That's probably a good place to start.

Hopefully some folks who live there and are currently using AT&T will drop in and give you their personal opinion.

Just as an FYI, their service has improved in my area (South Mississippi) significantly over the last 2 years or so. It's very likely it could be the same there.

The one thing that I can guarantee is that you will LOVE your iPhone if you choose to get it!

Good luck!
 

Velodog2

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I live an hour outside of dc but spend a lot of time in the city. While I complain a lot about coverage where I am as being marginal, I've never had a problem in or around the city. Its probably safe to say its as good as you are going to find from att.
 

bstrand

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No worries:

I live literally 5 minutes from the White House, on GWU's Foggy Bottom campus, and I have had very few problems with reception. I only recall having lost a call once, and my cell reception is generally very good, even in our old dorm buildings, which are usually terrible for getting a good signal.
 

Bender

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DC area coverage is good. My only beef is you lose your single when you are underground in the Metro. Verizon is the only one that has that beat.