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AT&T Fires Up 850MHz 3G In San Francisco

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Aug 19, 2009, 5:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today AT&T indicated that it has begun lighting up its 850MHz spectrum in the San Francisco metro area. It recently did the same in Atlanta, and will do the same in New York City and other areas on the near future. Users in these areas should notice improved network performance.

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ratonovitch

Aug 19, 2009, 5:44 PM

850MHz radio in iPhone?

Great, but does my iPhone have a 850MHz radio?
I answered my own question. Yes, my iPhone (3GS) has a 850MHz radio.

Actually, it has quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and tri-band WCDMA (850/1900/2100). Pretty cool.

http://www.phonescoop.com/phone/phone.php?p=2220 »
Yes
The question I have for you is, are you in the Sanfran area? If so, have you noticed any changes in your internet experience? Honestly!
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i need to live in a sweet city like san fran! f**k ohio! lol Laughing
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I would most definitely hope so. That would put a huge amount of people like me in the dark if there was no 850 MHz. I actually believe that most of AT&T's network uses the 850 MHz band, not 1900. Many big cities have only 1900, but most of rural Amer...
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Austiniter

Aug 20, 2009, 7:05 AM

AT&T Wireless Defrauding Consumers

In the Austin, TX area customers have been hard hit with lack of bandwidth by AT&T. iPhones, Blackberry's etc constantly are losing calls, having call failures, sending calls straight to voice mail, not to mention unable to download or stream video from their phones thanks to AT&T's lapse in providing dependable and adequate service. AT&T rep's are telling iPhone and Blackberry users to modify their phone settings from 3G to Edge in order to reduce their phone issues, when AT&T is charging customers for 3G services (not Edge). Why are consumers like grazing cattle and not complaining to the FCC about AT&T charging for services they're not rendering? Answer: Because most American consumers aren't smart enough or give a darn. Now I'm hea...
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Now I am feeling pretty good about having Verizon as my cell phone provider. Common knowledge amoung people in the cell phone industry and sophistocated consumers know that Verizon and Sprint use CDMA/EVDO for their service - CDMA only carries voice ...
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CoolCSI

Aug 19, 2009, 10:54 PM

Minneapoils, MN?

When will AT&T fire up 850MHZ in Minneapolis, MN or have they? Smile
Trust me if they did you'd know if they did. The very moment you went on the web on your phone it would be a lot more quicker. I think it'll be in Las Vegas before it's in the twin cities.
cloudstrife1ph

Aug 19, 2009, 10:26 PM

i thought att 3g is already available in san fran long ago?

what will 850mhz 3g gonna do?

i'm on t-mo so i'm not familliar with att's 3g. if they're just launching 850mhz 3g this time in san fran, does that mean all this time their phones in the bay area uses 2100mhz 3g?

does this mean you can still connect to 3g eventhough your phone doesn't support 850mhz unlike t-mo that needs both 2100 mhz and 1700mhz?
i meant 1900

i got counfused with what band att is using....
850 MHz provides a much stronger and wider signal strength as apposed to 1900 MHz. The "bigger" the frequency, the smaller the area covered. With this new frequency, users in San Fran will definitely be getting much better signal strength and call qua...
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Jayshmay

Aug 19, 2009, 9:49 PM

Anybody out there in San Fran?

What's it like for you out there in SF? Better speeds? I can give a crap which haneset you have, another words I don't care if it's an Iphone or not. Just are speeds drastically improved?

Waiting for 850 3G here in Las Vegas!!! But I suppose NYC might be next. Well I guess all I can do is hope it comes to LV before the end of the year.
Anxiovert

Aug 19, 2009, 8:41 PM

Alright! BRING IT ON!!!!

I'm waiting in the Tampa Bay area! Cool
 
 
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