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AT&T to Roll Out N-SET Solution To Make 3G Cell Phone Service Better

Do You Get Enough Bars in Enough Places?

Anyone who lives in a big city knows that proximity to cell phone towers does not guarantee that you'll always have great service and no dropped calls. In fact, living in San Francisco, the saturation of 3G devices means that you don't always get perfect service, which is why the news that AT&T is rolling out its N-SET Solution, designed to reduce the strain on its 3G network and give everyone better service, is fantastic.

I experience the occasional dropped call, and know there are many places in the city where I can't get a single bar. A girlfriend of mine complains that she doesn't get service in her own apartment and plans to switch carriers because of that.

So, using Verizon's infamous tagline for good service, tell me — whoever your carrier is, do you get enough bars in enough places?


sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 8 years
I work in a business hotel in SF and ATT has the worst signal everyone complains baout it. I have Sprint and get a signal in the second bottom level basement so HA to u IPHONE!!! (pls note I still really want a ipod touch just not the phone because the phone part is what sucks a$$)
ManiMartinixo ManiMartinixo 8 years
I have at&t and get service EVERYWHERE except for the Chick Fil A on campus at my college
Emmaline7 Emmaline7 8 years
Well, it seems like 3G network improvements will depend on how many people do not use data services... not sure how much strain that will actually alleviate... we'll see how it goes...
Emmaline7 Emmaline7 8 years
This is great news! I live across from AT&T Ball Park and right near an AT&T store and currently my 3G service is splotchy. I was very disappointed when I switched to AT&T after having Verizon for the last two years & Sprint for many, many years. As of now, they do not live up to their tag line. Looking forward to N-SET kicking in! :)
BrittanyD07 BrittanyD07 8 years
I get signal everywhere. Even on the long country roads here in texas I can still use my phone and internet. Verizon is the best and is worth the price.
deeann deeann 8 years
i have t mobile and can never get signal inside the buildings on my college campus unless i'm near a's horrible. that and i used to get drop calls all the time on my razr but i'm pretty sure it was because of the crappy phone
courtneybella courtneybella 8 years
I actually get great service--with AT&T--everywhere BUT my house. My house is terrible for everyone, though, no matter their service provider, and I have a land line because of it. But AT&T is great everywhere else.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I had AT&T and I did not like the service. I have T mobile and it has worked well for me.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I have great service everywhere with sprint. my bf hates talking on the phone with his cousin who has an iphone because the calls get dropped every few minutes. but I'm happy with sprint... cheap prices, great service!
Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 8 years
I have had AT&T/Cingular/AT&T for about 10 years now - and I have never ever once had a single dropped call. I rarely have "No Service", even in elevators, and never have any trouble hearing people on the other end. Maybe that's the blessing of living in a big city with lots of cell towers? Their customer service used to be the pits, but they've cleaned that up and now, I wouldn't think of ever changing!
sontaikle sontaikle 8 years
I've never had a problem with Verizon, which is why I'll never switch to AT&T—even though I really want the iphone!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I have AT&T and the services is okay. When I'm at home, I have to sit in a specific spot if I use the phone. Signal is awful at my house! Otherwise, I don't have problems. Geek - AT&T's tagline is 'more bars in more places'. Verizon is 'can you hear me now?'
sleekeasy sleekeasy 8 years
i have tmobile and i live in the city, so i'm fairly satisfied with my connection. i do go camping a lot in the summer, and once you're out of the city, service is nearly nonexistent. only verizon works.
kia kia 8 years
I live in a black hole. My T-Mobile did not work at all in my home. I switched to Verizon and it works in two spots in the house... sometimes. Every friend that comes over also has black hole issues in my home. I have to have a land line here.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
I have AT&T. My old phone always had service everywhere. My new phone has service most times, but it annoys me because I'm used to having it all the time.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I've only had my iPhone and therefore AT&T for about a month, but so far it's pretty good. There are some spots in the mall where I don't get service, but that's not too bad. I'm hoping it'll be just as good at home. :)
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
i have verizon and i have never had trouble with service. and i hardly ever get dropped calls.
darqbella darqbella 8 years
I have AT&T and always have 3g in my city. Plus their wireless customer service has been flawless for me.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
As for the "fewest dropped calls" tagline, it's actually quite misleading because if you look at what they consider a dropped call, it's something like if a call is lost within the first 30 seconds, because supposedly they can't tell the difference between a hangup and a dropped call.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I have Verizon and I get service everywhere!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I have AT&T too and get coverage pretty much everywhere. I will say that a lot of cities still don't have the 3G strength yet. I don't know how they can have the tagline "fewest dropped calls" though b/c I will have full signal and the call will just fall off. Unless other companies are just horrible about dropped calls...
girlwparasol girlwparasol 8 years
i have at&t, and get service just about everywhere. (with the exception of extremely rural areas, where none of the networks have service.) i've considered moving to t-mobile because for my rate plan and features, they'd be slightly cheaper, but the general consensus is that their coverage isn't as good outside of urban areas. (i live about 45min outside of NYC, and travel there often, but i need my phone to work out here in the boonies just as reliably as it would in the city.)
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
I'm happy with AT&T. I orginally had Tmobile, which was fantastic, but the bars thing was what caused me to change carriers. I had no bars when I was living at my father's, and AT&T had almost full bars there. So far, I haven't experienced anyplace where I couldn't get a signal.
HaterTot HaterTot 8 years
The bars thing is AT&T; Verizon is, "Can you hear me now."
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