Most of T-Mobile's 3G network was operating on 1 T1 circuit earlier this year, in preparation for a huge jump to fiber (required) for HSPA+. HSPA+ is the reason for T-Mobile's high 3G network capacity NOW.
Next, if AT&T knows and anticipates high usage at events like they did at SWSX why didn't they do it for this event? Apparently as long as they don't get ridiculed nationally it's not worth the preparation?
T-Mobile's 33 million customers have to be hiding out somewhere. I guess they're all lumped in one city too?
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I guarantee you there were far more AT&T customers at SxSW than any other carrier. Now if this were an event were elsewhere, I'd say the same thing for other carriers (IE Verizon in the NE).
Ironically, T-Mobile is the second most-used carrier in Dallas-Fort Worth according to The Dallas Morning News. Like AT&T, their network has failed SEVERAL times during busy holiday seasons when I used to work for Ralph Lauren. Sure AT&T's network deserves criticisms for failing to have a consistently stable 3G network, but a lot of you fail to realize that there is SIGNIFICANT progress that has been made.
AT&T HSPA+_____________________________________________ ____________AT&T LTE
AT&T in California:
Test conducted at a low traffic area in San Bernardino, CA (full bars on a Samsung Tab android). The T-Mobile tests where conducted in the same location on a Nexus One.
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And apparently that's not the case in Dallas-Fort Worth.. not to mention I recently recall someone posting extremely contradicting network speedtests in your same city. I wonder why.
http://www.isu.edu (Idaho State University)
I went through two network transitions in the past several years for better or worse, yet I don't dig up crap how they did things better. That's was the past.
If you hate AT&T that much then switch providers or move back to the city. Living in the sticks is only for people who can accept to live without certain things...I wasn't one of them, that's why I moved back to the city, instead of whining about this and that.
I don't think they care about many parts of California. My area is in the middle of Suburbia and my speeds are <1M/sec....AT&T could do way better lets face it. Out of their own mouth they said NYC and SF markets suck.
By the way, if you want to tell me off, do it in IM, I'm not going to get in a flame war or shouting match on here, period. Please don't muck up the threads with useless stuff like this, I know I, and the rest of the forum would appreciate it
And to that poster who you're referring to (I think I know who it might be), they weren't testing in the same areas as I was. While I continually praise AT&T's network in DFW, I know it's not the same throughout the entire metro every hour of the day. Kind of like how those in LA have different results than those in OC, even though both are part of same region.
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