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San Francisco to Get 7.2Mbps HSDPA from AT&T in 2010

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Nov 17, 2009, 10:38 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Nov 17, 2009, 2:13 PM

Today AT&T outlined some of the investments it is making in its network in the San Francisco Bay Area. AT&T plans to increase the speed of its 3G network in the Bay Area to 7.2Mbps starting next year. In addition to the speed boost, AT&T has turned on 850MHz at approximately 850 cell sites in the Bay Area, added backhaul connections, and added about 40 new cell sites. AT&T claims that data demand in the Bay Area has increased by 2000% since 2008. Today AT&T also noted that is has turned on 850MHz spectrum in the greater Seattle area for its 3G network. Customers in these regions should experience better 3G network performance.

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Nov 17, 2009, 10:59 AM

Once again I ask...

Is there a Map for This?

Laughing *Never gets old*
Yea, there is but you have to find it lol
Actually, it does.
Fk'n funny!!! Laughing Laughing
Disrespect said:
Is there a Map for This?

Laughing *Never gets old*

You are so right!!! I've been fighting with ATT for what seems like forever....I lose all signal from time to time just sitting where I work outs...
Yes. There is a map for that. You look under Verizon and Sprint's coverage area. Very Happy

Nov 18, 2009, 11:28 AM

The main reason they should have already done San Fran

CNET.com reviews come from San Francisco bay area. I specifically remember the iphone review where the guy said ATT 3G stopped at the bridge. They blasted att for it, and for lack of backhaul (read lack of bandwidth) to support all the 2000% increase. Reputation from a source means alot. This should have been an immeadiate first priority spot.

If I owned a Nationwide cell phone company (city by priority):
1. New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin
2. DFW, Houston, Miami(area), D.C.
3. Anywhere else

I'm sure with some research I might choose some others but thats off the top of my head.

Nov 17, 2009, 2:34 PM

better catch up ATT!

T-mobile is releasing 21mps, your letting the 4th place team triple your speed??? come on! you can do better than that!!
AT&T don't care about their network. That's why they're crying over Verizon being better than them. If AT&T would quit drooling over the iPhone and waisting money on stupid lawsuits and put money on EXPANDING their network they might actually be wor...

Nov 17, 2009, 12:00 PM

huh? i dont understand!

quote "AT&T claims that data demand in the Bay Area has increased by 2000% since 2008"

if data demand increased by 2000%, why is san francisco get the upgrade in 2010 and not end of 2009 like other cities?? Evil or Very Mad
Cause AT&T has there heads up high in each others asses right now. Pretty sad when my work Nextel has a more reliable signal and way less dropped calls than my iPhone does on AT&T. For some strange reason AT&T doesn't work very hard to improve and upg...
Cause ATT isn't ambitious that's why.

Nov 17, 2009, 12:42 PM


Yeah right, in the areas where Att supposedly launched their so-called "7.2Mbps" speeds, people are only getting 800Kbps at best. This is just more smoke and mirrors. Rolling Eyes
If you are correct and it is only "smoke and mirrors" then they should do more of it. These are the types of announcements which make an impact.
And what markets are those? As of today at&t has not released 7.2Mbps 3G anywhere.

Nov 17, 2009, 2:50 PM

Didnt they get 850mhz 3G like two or three months ago

Is this a second 850Mhz overlay? Is at&t doing several 3G on the 850Mhz band overlays?
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