10 thoughts on “AT&T to Boost 3G Speeds, Network Capacity”

  1. Any word on when this rollout is going to occur? I am not sure how much longer I can put up with this 3G to EDGE to GPRS and back non-sense network…

  2. i think we need to see if this later network upgrade to HSDPA 7.2Mbps is available ONLY to iphone or to EVERY other 3G device for AT&T because they have commanded their device vendors to limit the capability to 3.6Mbps except data cards up to lately.

  3. Had the Iphone here in the D.C/Maryland from August ’08 thru Jan ’08. I spent more time calling folks back after dropping calls that it was sickening. Finally after complaining about the shoddy service a supervisor released me out of my contract. The final straw was a day that consisted of 6 drops on the 495 Beltway. AT&T “hand-offs” from tower to tower are the worse…..cool phone but what good is it if you can’t sustain a call. I’ve always had Verizon as a primary (thank goodness) and I can count on one hand the number of drops I’ve had it 3 years. VZW may nickel and dime the hell out of you but no other carrier can hold a candle to their voice network….its a BEAST!

  4. I hope that the upgrades will result in more reliable data services in places like Sunnyvale. I have seen situations where data has not worked on late Friday afternoons etc…

  5. Third data outage near Chicago’s O’Hare corridor in 30 days. Either I have an amazing 3G signal, or none. AT&T gives me a $5 credit whenever I waste $30 of my time (15 minutes, let’s say) to call and complain.

    7.2mbps? That’s great, if they can sustain tower function. For tonight, I’m using my Sprint Expresscard and a Verizon 3G-phone both tethered to my Cradlepoint router. Excellent download speeds, and none of AT&T’s ridiculous non-transfer speeds.

  6. Software upgrading to 7.2 Mbps in way behind the eightball, but at least it is moving forward. But as clearly as stated by others, that is not the issue. They will not be ‘software upgrading’ the backhaul and that is where heaps of the issue lies with the congestion caused by the Iphone over AT&T infrastructure today.

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