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Yesterday was the worst day. Had to redial two numbers 4 times before the call went thru. The calls would fail immediately after hitting the call button. I had full AT&T bars. Also, dropped 3 calls, again I had full bars.

I love the phone but AT&T may be the iPhone's achilles heal.
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AT&T(Cingular) crack me up with there commercials being the make fun of
poor singals and droped calls on other networks yet there commercials
Depict there own network. I hope with the new growth of costumers do to
the IPhone they update and make there network more Effective network as they seem to think there network is
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This is the reason why i don't want to get a iPhone. I have Verizon and i am used to having great service all the time. No dropped calls. However, I REALLY WANT A IPHONE!!!

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My experience was the opposite w/ Verizon when I lived in Northern Cali. I thought it was the phone which I changed 3 times. I would seriously get 10-15 dropped calls every week. With Cingular/AT&T I have only had 2 dropped calls in a period of 1 1/2 years. Maybe I'm lucky.

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So far in the 6 days that I have had my phone, my service seems to be very similar to my previous which was Sprint. I have had one dropped call, that was in my basement. There I would get dropped calls occasionally, I'm sure that would happen with any carrier.
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I love living in the Northeast, I never see the problems with cell phone service that the rest of the country does. I always have a great connection, never get dropped calls, and my EDGE speeds are nice and high

Oh, sorry to hear about your dropped calls


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Yesterday was the worst day. Had to redial two numbers 4 times before the call went thru. The calls would fail immediately after hitting the call button. I had full AT&T bars. Also, dropped 3 calls, again I had full bars.

I love the phone but AT&T may be the iPhone's achilles heal.
did you have good service before with AT&T or are you a new customer to AT&T? it could be a number of factors. 1 could be a bad iphone, 2. could be your location. 3. could be a bad setup / activation and it will need to be re-set up.

have you tried making calls from somewhere else? if so what was the results.
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Various providers have various levels of service in different areas. Here in AZ after 7 years with Verizon I have not had a single dropped call I can recall. On other providers (work phones) it has been a much rougher road.

Regarding "bars" on the phone. I can tell you that the phone getting a strong radio carrier from the tower DOES NOT guarantee that the switching / control system has the ability to properly process / route all the incoming data, which can easily overload / confuse a poorly designed / overwhelmed system. Carrier strength and system integrity are different issues.

All said, I believe ATT has the WORST rating in terms of service nationwide, and Verizon is the best. Again, this is the average rating from NATIONWIDE surveys. Your area of the country might be the exact opposite of this. It all depends on where you live.

While I love the iphone, I just am not willing to risk it with ATT. Hopefully the phone will be unlocked in the next version.

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did you have good service before with AT&T or are you a new customer to AT&T? it could be a number of factors. 1 could be a bad iphone, 2. could be your location. 3. could be a bad setup / activation and it will need to be re-set up.

have you tried making calls from somewhere else? if so what was the results.
I CAME from Verizon. I'm not hppy with ATT so I will return the phone on 7/13.
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