Only the northwest side of the state and southern Michigan have AT&T 3G. There are a few small blobs in the Upper Peninsula, but the rest of it is EDGE-only. And the EDGE is garbage. I usually get 30Kbps down or *less* during off-peak times. AT&T hasn't given me a straight answer about the network up here and I have filed complaints with the local BBB. I'm hoping the complaint with the BBB will at least get me some decent, honest info about the 3G expansion in my area.
Originally Posted by GSMinCT
On a different note, I also sent a letter to my local state representative about the lack of AT&T 3G in the area. They called me today and said that he talked with AT&T last week about the problem and they told him that expanding 3G in my area would not be a smart business decision. There are not enough people to justify a 3G expansion. He also said that AT&T would have to run a lot of new backhaul to support 3G, and that costs a lot of money and time. I rebuked that Verizon has their entire network up here 3G and by the end of the year most of it will be 4G LTE. He didn't say anything to that. At the end of the call he basically said that AT&T is waiting for the federal government to throw them a bone to buildout 3G in underserved areas.
I'm still waiting on a call from the Great Lakes Region - Office of the President about the 3G plans for my area. I hope somehow the guy that called me from the state reps office was just plain wrong. If not, then I'll be heading back to VZ in late fall :/
Update: Just called CS and they looked into the case that the Office of The President opened. It said "explain that AT&T is continually upgrading its network and at this time 3G service is scheduled for his area late in 2013".
Last edited by TWX; 06-06-2012 at 03:10 PM.
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