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Thread: How is AT&T's coverage, honestly?

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    How is AT&T's coverage, honestly?
    I'd be switching from T-Mobile, which is atrocious. With T-Mobile, I barely get any service in my new apartment, university buildings/libraries, or concert venues. I'd have to pay a $200 cancellation fee so I need to know if AT&T will be any better. My service location is Cleveland, Ohio.

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    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Generally, AT&T is much better than T-Mobile. I'm not personally aware of what service is like in Cleveland, but if I had to venture a guess I'd say that you would definitely see an improvement over your current provider.

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    Jul 18, 2007
    Central California
    You need to ask people in your area. Co-workers, friends and family. I have excellent coverage in California but I'm pretty sure that doesn't help you one bit.

    Also check their website it will tell you.

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    May 18, 2007
    Get more dropped calls in Houston, when I had t-mobile I didnt have this issue

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    Mar 28, 2008
    i traveled to Cleveland many times over the last 4 years on business and in downtown close to the Rock and Roll hall of fame and near the airport and in between ATT was really good.

    but between Cleveland and Columbus coverage was spotty, same for between Columbus and Cincinnati, but in each of those cities the coverage was really good. it just got bad about 30 to 40 miles out of the city.

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    Any GSM provider in the US will have spotty coverage.
    Metropolitan areas are better, but if you live in the sticks you can more or less forget it.
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    Sep 03, 2009
    Used to know a girl with T-mobile sidekick, couldnt get service anywhere in any buildings in the school while i sat next to her with a "free" phone from ATT with full service, From that experience ive concluded that T-mobile's service sucks......

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    Sep 08, 2009
    Chicago IL
    its OK at best here in Chicago

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    I get great coverage here in the DC area. There's one spot on the beltway where I ALWAYS drop calls, but that's about it.
    I had T-Mo here as well, and the coverage was horrendous at best. Dropped calls, no service, etc. I paid the cancellation fee willingly and happily just to be rid of them.
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    I agree with the above poster who said it depends on where you live. Ask people who live around you. AT&T coverage here where I am in Central California is first rate and better than most anything I have messed with, but that can to the complete reverse where you live.

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    Jul 31, 2007
    I live out in the sticks in ca. And swithrd from verizon. I will say that verizon had. Little better service, AT&T has been really good so far!

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    Jun 22, 2008
    Forest Hills, NYC
    Definitely depends on where you live I suppose. Even when I was living and working in New York City, coverage varied greatly. But it was never, ever all that good. Sprint was better in NYC, and Verizon pwn'd, period.


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    Dec 26, 2008
    London, UK
    Not completely related to your question, but when I was in SoCal and around Phoenix, AZ during this past summer with my T-Mobile UK sim I only lost connection and had to take on AT&T for about a minute once during the journey to Phoenix. Every other time, when everybody seemed to always be complaining about not having signal with AT&T or Sprint or Verizon or T-Mobile, I had full signal the whole time with T-Mobile UK...

    Just thought it was a bit strange.
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    Aug 07, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    The commercials pretty much sum up at&t's coverage nicely. I am having a hard time not dumping my at&t iPhone 3gs for verizon's droid. Verizon has a first rate network with a LOT more coverage area IMO. It is different in everyones section of the country tho.

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