http://www.isu.edu (Idaho State University)
I think there are areas in eastern Oregon that will get LTE from Verizon this month, so someone is looking out for the folks there.
Eastern Oregon isn't really desert, in fact, the Blue Mountains (a tough range to cross for the Union Pacific Railroad and the Interstates) are in Eastern Oregon. To Western Oregon it may seem like desert, but it isn't. You actually have some larger population centers just across the Snake River from Idaho, along the Columbia River and of course around Bend and Klamath Falls. I imagine it's better distributed in Oklahoma due to the flatter terrain, Oregon, even in the central and eastern parts is pretty mountainous. It's like the Mojave desert, it may be desert but it's FAR from flat, in fact it's very mountainous with peaks that get up to 7000 feet.
Well, maps are not always the best to go by, especially Verizon's, who likes to make you think a big blanket has covered you. USCC's maps tend to be more truthful, I'll put USCC's coverage in Oregon up against Verizon's any day.
Edit-USCC is licensed to cover everywhere in Oregon outside of the Portland to Eugene area. Verizon does a good share of roaming on VZ in parts of Oregon.
And now back from a discussion about Verizon vs US Cellular to the subject of this thread, it still stands that AT&T doesn't cover eastern Oregon natively.
True, though the carriers have coverage maps they don't show to us civilians lol They don't cover all licensed coverage areas, you are right, I don't think any carrier does in the US. Up here, the carriers all roam in-market onto somebody in dead areas, and the same is true in much of Oregon and Washington as well. Here-
1.AT&T and T-Mobile roam in-market onto each other in dead areas. Of course, they roam EDGE on each other.
2.Verizon and U.S. Cellular roam in-market onto each other in dead areas. They roam EVDO on each other.
3.Metro PCS roams in-market on Verizon and U.S. Cellular where they don't cover, which is most of the area. As far as data, I am not sure if they have access to USCC and VZ's EVDO, but Metro PCS itself is still 1X only here.
OK so I just got notification in mark the spot and it looks like 80/90 in NW Ohio and Indiana is getting HSPA expansion!
Weird thing is that the Howe Indiana disappeared and just came back.
Another annoyance is that the iPhone hofo app won't let me upload anything so I had to email it to my Nexus One....wtf.
Edit: well I can't upload anything so will have to do it later.
Edit2: added image link.
Sent from my Nexus One using HowardForums
iPhone 4 on AT&T:
Nice to know AT&T does respond to those Mark The Spot reports sometimes. I must have sent in a hundred of them when I was an AT&T customer, and friends did the same when I told them about the app. As far as I know, not one of us ever got a response from AT&T, I know I never did. I guess they only respond when they have some upgrade to tell you about. Figures, it's still EDGE here. Whatever.
I've found a lot of those 'Mark The Spot' updates here in SoCal to be useless.
They updated 1 - 2 years ago saying 'Complete' or 'Upgrades to sites in 60-90 days'... that was 1-2 years ago - with no improvement.
AT&T... your world, throttled.