AT&T 3G starts in SoWal 11/10/09

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  1. kurt

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    Or so I've been told by a couple of sources.
     
  2. Yzarctoo

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    Yea! Been waiting for this.
     
  3. Mightyern

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    I was also told this over the Summer when I purchased my iphone at the AT&T store. About darn time!
     
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    When you are not connected to wifi, at the top of your display will be an "E" for edge network which is the ubiquitous slow service, or "3G".
     
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    Unfortunately I'm still on Edge :sosad:
    I was told it would be today too. Is anyone getting 3G?


    FYI, you have to make sure 3G is enabled on your phone...

    Settings > General > Network > Enable 3G "On"
     
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    No 3G for me yet...

    Although, I must say that sometimes when I am in ATL I don't think 3G is any faster- but maybe its just because of the masses on the network up there... :idontno:
     
  9. Smiling JOe

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    I'm getting 3G, and have been for a year now, but I'm on Verizon network. 8)

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    4G is Coming to Verizon Wireless

    Sometimes it seems like technology advances by the hour. At Verizon Wireless, our goal is to keep you on the cutting edge. Which is why we’re excited to announce the coming of our 4G Network, using a new technology called LTE (Long Term Evolution), which features even higher speeds and inherent global mobility.

    What is 4G LTE?

    4G LTE is designed to deliver data with higher speed and performance than ever before. That means you can take applications you usually use at home or in the office with you on-the-go. So, whether you're traveling throughout the U.S., or internationally, you still get a mobile broadband experience with easy access and high speed.

    With 4G LTE you can download, upload or share videos, socially network, blog, game, e-mail, send picture messages or stay in tune with your favorite music in a way that’s faster and more efficient than ever!
    When Will You See 4G In Your Neighborhood?

    Glad you asked!
    We've already begun field testing our 4G LTE network domestically in select markets. Because 4G LTE is global, we've also worked with key network operators including Vodafone and China Mobile to coordinate field trials outside the U.S.

    As for the rest of the Network, we'll keep you posted on when 4G LTE will hit your neck of the woods.
    What Will Happen to the 3G Network?

    Don't worry! Verizon Wireless will continue to maintain its existing voice and data network as we build the 4G LTE network. No matter what, you'll still experience all the benefits of being a part of America's Largest 3G Network.
     
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    Talking to people in person is like 1,256,300G
     
  11. Smiling JOe

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    BTW, My understanding is that Verizon is working on getting iPhones, so for all of you entering contracts with AT&T just to get the iPhone, you may want to reconsider.
     
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    Always tomorrow.
     
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    Last word I heard was it would start rolling out today in phases.
     
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    I was in the At&T store asking a zillion questions about this new IPhone that is waaaaay too technical for me....anyway, they said Ida (the storm that almost was) interfered with 3G progress, and they were shooting for having it up "before the end of the year.":roll:

    That's OK with me- I can barely figure out how to answer this thing, much less surf the net or access email!
     
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    When my AT&T contract ends in Febuary I will switch to Verizon! Thanks for all the info.

    I want the Iphone, and if Verizon has it, then that clinches it!
     
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    AT&T 3G service?

    Someone had mentioned that our area might get this service soon...my Iphone wants it for Christmas. Anyone know anything?:D
     
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    See above - it seems AT&T is like a lot of other "big service" companies. You get it when they feel like it and sales people are the last to know.
     
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    Word on the street is that they were delayed due to Tropical Storm Ida. Who knows?
     
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    Surely that is just an excuse since Ida delayed no one more than a day or two.
     

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