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AT&T Fires Up 850MHz 3G In Atlanta

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Aug 11, 2009, 8:06 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today AT&T made good on its promise to bring improvements to its 3G network in select U.S. cities. It has added 850MHz spectrum support to some 540 cell sites that are already providing 1900MHz coverage. By adding this spectrum, AT&T customers should see an improvement in 3G service, as it boosts capacity and improves in-building coverage. The areas included are downtown Atlanta and parts of Fulton, DeKalb, North Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, and Fayette Counties. AT&T plans to do the same thing to a handful of other U.S. cities by the end of 2009, including New York and San Francisco.

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Aug 12, 2009, 5:55 AM

Some difference

I have noticed a small difference thus far in college park...My father stated his 3g at home where it was always crappy is better than his edge in douglasville ..I do know that yesterday a coworker dropped 2 calls on his att 3g phone..well see today when i drive around downtown connector and try talking during peak hrs on the interstate where i get the bulk of my drops..up to this point sprint drops fewer calls than att thats bad
any updates? how did that drive go?

Aug 15, 2009, 1:17 PM

what about 4 g with att

is there going to be a 4g with att or not???

Aug 11, 2009, 10:10 AM

add more 1900 umts instead!!

there's more phones with 1900 umts than 850 umts.
lots of phones have 900/1900/2100 umts 3G.

pharos 137 -1700/1900/2100 hsdpa
sony x1i -900/1900/2100 hsdpa
asus p835 -900/1900/2100 hsdpa
i doubt more people have these phones vrs quad band phones with 850
so basically phones noone ever heard of, I think my grandfather has a sony x1i Rolling Eyes Laughing
Better to balance out the usable spectrum and fill in the holes than to have it all on the 2ndary spectrum
Hmm.... isnt the 900MHz the same as the 850 band they just improved or are improving?
All AT&T 3G phones have WCDMA 850. AT&T picks what 3G phones it wants to offer directly, and the manufacturer adds WCDMA 850. It's never a problem; it doesn't limit AT&T's phone selection.

You're talking about unlocked phones. AT&T is never ...

Aug 12, 2009, 12:38 PM

Roadmap for other cities

Is there a roadmap that tells what others cities will have 850Mhz by the end of the year?

Aug 11, 2009, 8:45 AM


how about there? that would be nice.
iowa? where is that?? Laughing
Kryger said:
how about there? that would be nice.

Iowa??? LMAO Do yall even have voice sevice there?? Let alone 3g..
Iowa would probably have to wait until long after Alltel divestitures are done (if that includes this market)

Aug 11, 2009, 12:37 PM


Only 5 years behind Sprint and VZW? Rolling Eyes
You were VERY excited.
maxnix said:
Only 5 years behind Sprint and VZW? Rolling Eyes

Like Sprint matters and they don't use 850 anyway. That's why they have ****ty indoor coverage. Dropped calls galore
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