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AT&T Fires Up 850MHz 3G In Oklahoma City

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Sep 11, 2009, 9:52 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today AT&T said that it has activated its 850MHz spectrum in the Oklahoma City area for its 3G network. AT&T has taken similar measures to improve its 3G network in Atlanta, New York and San Francisco.

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Sep 11, 2009, 10:42 AM


I know OKC isn't exactly small but the timing of this market getting the 3g 850 is odd.
I know it sounds odd to you, but I can assure you there are significant number of AT&T wireless subscribers in Oklahoma City. I'm sure my friend with his iphone will be pleased.

I checked an iphone in atlanta when they fired up the 850Mhz here, and...
Is it the timing of the 3G or the 850 that seems odd to you? I thought going forward (from February) most new markets would have 850.
OKC is pretty big, i know that OKCs market is mainly AT&T. but yeah.. im glad we have 850Mhz. Finally someone recognizes oklahoma city lol

Sep 11, 2009, 7:47 PM

Could this relieve 2G congestion?

I live in Oklahoma City, and AT&T's 2G network has had poor call quality for a couple of years. They have so many users here that peak dayparts really seem to overload the network. Could the improved 3G reception mean that 3G phone users will remain connected to the 3G network consistently and take a few of the users off of the overcrowded 2G network?

I made the move to T-Mobile a few years back because of AT&T's call quality issues. This may be enough to bring me over to AT&T. (We still don't have 3G here on T-Mobile.)

I do not know if they turned off the 1900 3G while turning on the 850 3G. If they did, it may or may not alleviate the congestion problem. However, since most of the phones that AT&T uses are 3g phones, it probably would not matter.

I live in OKC, and i notice a lot more better signal and call quality. Now I always have 3G, I havent even seen the EDGE not one bit. You should try it out, I always been happy with AT&T but 3G is superb now.
I'm going to be honest, it wont directly impact 2G service because it only affects 3G devices, giving them better coverage and more bandwidth (higher speeds & Calls handled at one time).

But what does affect Oklahoma City's 2G network are the cus...

Sep 11, 2009, 1:19 PM

Still waiting in line. . .

Still waiting and waiting in Las Vegas! Las Vegas was one of Cingular's initial 16 cities to get 3G too.
I think you may wait for a while since it seems like you are one of the few market with less needs to be upgraded. I keep seeing your posts of 1000+Mbps downloads. That's pretty darned good. Here in Miami I'll be lucky to get anything above 550Kbps du...

Sep 12, 2009, 2:00 AM


This is great! Not only we get 850MHz but OKC is recognize on phonescoop lol!!! GO OKC!

Sep 11, 2009, 10:05 AM

I'm sure iPhone users...

...will be thrilled.
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