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AT&T Completes 850MHz Roll-Out in NYC

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Aug 21, 2009, 8:44 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

As part of a planned series of network upgrades, AT&T has now lit up the 850MHz spectrum that it has in New York City. City residents should see improved network performance. AT&T recently did the same in Atlanta and San Francisco.

more info at Yahoo News / PCMag »



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Aug 21, 2009, 8:58 AM

Anyone in NYC? Atlanta? San Fran? Anybody!!!

We are still yet to get any testimonies from anyone in Atlanta or San Fransisco!!!! I would be nice to hear from somebody who lives in one of these 3 cities so we in other metro areas can have an idea what to expect when our perspective cities are upgraded.

Testimonies please!!! Testimonies anyone out there!!! Atlanta? San Fran? NYC? Anybody???

I want to know exactly what the real world experience is like wtith 850 3G. Preferably from a consumer, not a fanboy.

Please go to http://www.mobilespeedtest.com/

and share your results, I am very curious.
The service has improved here in Atlanta. Normally my service in my home was mediocre at best but now I have 3 - 4 bars of 3G (before it was 3 bars of edge service). Also, I haven't had a drop call in a while (knock on wood) since the upgrade. Let's j...
I tried a friend's iphone here in atl, and he gets 5 bars now. with speeds of 2.2Mbps D/200Kbps U

Aug 21, 2009, 9:37 AM

linked Yahoo/PCMag article is poorly researched

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/zd/20090820/tc_zd/243370 »

"In New York, San Francisco and many other places, AT&T owns a large 40 Mhz chunk of valuable 850-MHz spectrum."

Wrong. In a given market, a Cellular 850 MHz licensee controls the Cellular A-side 25 MHz license, Cellular B-side 25 MHz license, or both (for a total of 50 MHz). No Cellular 850 MHz licensee controls "a large 40 Mhz chunk" in any market.

In both NYC & SF, AT&T controls the (former AT&TWS) Cellular A-side 25 MHz block of Cellular 850 MHz spectrum.

For other examples, in Atlanta, AT&T controls the (former BellSouth) Cellular B-side 25 MHz block of Cellular 850 MHz spectrum and, in DFW, the (former AT&TWS) Cellular A-side 25 MHz and (former SBC) Cellular B-side 25 ...
That's a bunch of hard to understand advanced wireless talk there. First what the heck is the difference between "Cellular 850" & "GSM 850"?

Also, this stuff about 25mhz chunks of 850, to me that sounds like there is 825mhz MISSING from the signal ...
Thanks, we're fixing that error right now.

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