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.
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 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... (continues)