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It's not the phone

scorpio

Mar 31, 2010, 4:31 PM
At&t was having issues with their network long before the iphone came along, At&t may be able to fool their minions, they're not fooling me. 😉
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SPCSVZWJeff

Mar 31, 2010, 9:21 PM
Pre iPhone there were 2 independent studies performed (Telephia and Mind Wireless) that showed that AT&T (Cingular then) had almost 50% fewer dropped calls than Verizon. That is probably not the case now. It is not the network, the network can handle the traffic it was designed to handle. The iPhone spiked traffic above the threshhold that the network was designed for. Adjustments are being made to both the RF layer at the tower and the backhaul system to create more "space' on the network. Lots can be done by adding more sectors to the towers to allow them to handle more. Adding more fiber lines will increase backhaul capabilities. All of this takes time and money.
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Jayshmay

Mar 31, 2010, 10:39 PM
ATT has !!!PLENTY!!! of money.

Martin Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone said wireless carriers need to be more efficient with the spectrum theyh own.
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muchdrama

Apr 1, 2010, 12:24 AM
SPCSVZWJeff said:
Pre iPhone there were 2 independent studies performed (Telephia and Mind Wireless) that showed that AT&T (Cingular then) had almost 50% fewer dropped calls than Verizon. That is probably not the case now. It is not the network, the network can handle the traffic it was designed to handle. The iPhone spiked traffic above the threshhold that the network was designed for. Adjustments are being made to both the RF layer at the tower and the backhaul system to create more "space' on the network. Lots can be done by adding more sectors to the towers to allow them to handle more. Adding more fiber lines will increase backhaul capabilities. All of this takes time and money.


Exactly. Great post.
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scorpio

Apr 1, 2010, 9:30 AM
We're talking about two different Networks/companies, Cingular used to operate TDMA, When At&t took over, TDMA customers were converted to GSM, that is when the drop calls started to happen. The Droid is out selling the iphone, it is a more data/power consuming device than the iphone, how do you explain Verizon not having similar issues with their Network? Sprint and Verizon higher-end devices are more data/power hungry than the iphone, due to the fact they're CDMA 3.5G EVDO. That is why the batteries drain faster on CDMA devices.
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Desolationblade

Apr 2, 2010, 12:21 AM
I used to cell sprint/att/tmo and now selling verizon but I must set you straight. As of march 31, 2010 the smart phone industry is as follows
Black Berry 42%
Iphone 28%
Palm 8%
Andriod 6%
Windows Mobile 5%
11% other(off brand operating systems)
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scorpio

Apr 2, 2010, 1:47 AM
I'll set you straight, the Droid IS outselling the iphone in America: http://gadgetsteria.com/2010/03/16/actual-sho cker-moto-droid-outsells-iphone-in-first-74-d ays-on-sale/

That 28% figure for the iphone is Worldwide! The issue is about At&t in, America.
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Desolationblade

Apr 2, 2010, 2:13 PM
im getting the droid sunday and i think its a great phone but it has an 85% return becasue ppl buy thinking irs as great as the iphone when its not.
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TechWorld Observer

Apr 5, 2010, 2:36 PM
I could beleive that! But also, the Droid has not been out that long yet for enough people to have it and drain VZ's network either. I also beleive that if they're outselling the iPhone is b/c people is trying to find an alternative to the "black brick, the iPhone"
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