1. sivan's Avatar
    I'm on a trial with an AT&T 9700. Just started using it today and really liking it, but already dropped a call in San Francisco, which is probably the worst AT&T spot in the country.

    So I'm thinking of moving to T-Mo just for the 9700 (again, love it). I was on T-Mo when they just started rolling out their 3G in 2007, it was slow and lots of Edge but it worked.

    How is it now, 3G and call reliability? Should I expect dropped calls, or is it just while on the move?

    I just gotta have the 9700!

    Thanks.
    12-08-09 02:07 AM
  2. pauliewalnutted's Avatar
    I'm in SF too, I've got the 9700 and it has been perfect. I get 3g everywhere in the city except for some parts of the mission...that, combined with uma in my apt, and I'm loving tmo and my move att

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    12-09-09 01:57 AM
  3. berryite's Avatar
    I'm on a trial with an AT&T 9700. Just started using it today and really liking it, but already dropped a call in San Francisco, which is probably the worst AT&T spot in the country.

    So I'm thinking of moving to T-Mo just for the 9700 (again, love it). I was on T-Mo when they just started rolling out their 3G in 2007, it was slow and lots of Edge but it worked.
    As a point of reference, AT&T was just rated as the worst carrier in the country by Consumer Reports. Just so you know.

    When Cingular and the former AT&T Wireless merged, the FCC required that they disassociate themselves with the joint networks they shared with T-Mobile (California and New York). As a consequence, AT&T had to sell their share in these networks and T-Mobile bought them out (few billion as I remember). AT&T was allowed to continue to put traffic on T-Mobile's network as a renter while they built a new network in California. In AT&T's defense, it isn't easy building new networks. Getting all those permits for new towers and so forth. Their service capability is still growing.

    I use T-Mobile all over California and never have a problem. AT&T is expensive and has a lot of service issues. Consumer Reports didn't rate them the worst carrier in the nation for no reason. I'd recommend T-Mobile. Come on over, the water is warm.
    12-09-09 12:56 PM
  4. disflylatina's Avatar
    Tmobile works great in SF. I used to NOT get service with AT&T IN MY BEDROOM or going up the stairs to my house. I switched to T-Mobile almost 2 years ago and haven't had ANY problems with the service at all. Plus there's a T-Mobile store across the street from my house and they're always really nice.
    12-19-09 12:29 PM
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