- Aug 9, 2007
Problem is I'm totally confused when I see reports like this:Actually---it is the carriers fault. They ship a phone that is default set to 3G because it's supposed to be able to run on this great network that is half butt built. SO---no, it's not Apple (once I removed the 3G it was GREAT)....it's ATT and whatever other network announced and launched a less than par network. Am I out of control? Nope. Do I have a right to be frustrated after paying $550 for a phone that I have to tweek to make it work right? Bet your hiney I do!
How would you explain that? I've seen several reports of this kind of comparison with two different 3G phones (on the AT&T network) side-by-side.This in no way explains how my father's Nokia 6555 has FULL reception next to my iPhone, which has 1-2 bars or is on EDGE. Reception, Mhz, frequency, Technology aside, other phones register 3G all over the entire city with no fallback to EDGE, and my phone's on EDGE over 80% of the time...
I know of a 3G tower by my house, and when I get less than 1/2 a mile away and can STILL see the tower in my rear-view mirror, I have already gone to 1 bar and the phone is hanging onto that signal for dear life.... when it switches to 2G it has full service again, from the same tower presumably. That's an awfuly bad issue to have just because the tower is 1900 mhz with 3G. T-Mobile, which is GSM 1900 only pretty much would have to have towers every 1/8th of a mile for those poor customers to have reception! but...that's not the case... My iPhone 3G is the only one with no signal...
I know it's only been a couple of weeks but am wondering if Apple or AT&T plans on addressing on this. Being that the phone is sold out everywhere, probably not.