AT&T repurposes 2G spectrum to 3G, 4G in NYC
1. dcgore (Posts: 206; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
Yay! To at&t's credit, i haven't had a dropped called in a very long time here in NYC. Keep it up!!
2. Sniggly (Posts: 6996; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
At this stage in the game, there's virtually no reason not to upgrade, unless you're somehow terrified of contracts. This is a good move by Ma Bell.
4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Honestly, I've wondered why this hasn't happened before. 2G is great to fall back on, but if you allocate the spectrum for 3G, you'd have more room for everyone. T-Mobile should do this in a very big way.
3. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Brilliant! I'm hoping Verizon is next to follow replacing 1X with EVDO and LTE.
5. axllebeer (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Agreed. With Sprint it's way more common to be dumped onto 1X service when traveling than Verizon, but improvements are always a good thing. Perhaps with the demise of the iDEN network they will get their CDMA act together and even roll out LTE at a decent pace.
6. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I have noticed less complaints on voice quality with AT&T as of late...where I live BIG BLUE and BIG RED work the best....
7. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
although at&t shouldve tried this in a smaller market first, it is a good idea and it should greatly increase the overall quality in NYC!! Congrats New Yorkers because you deserve it!!!!!!
9. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
That makes no sense at all. The reason they're doing it in NYC is because it's well known that the network has been over burdened for quite some time. Coverage was always great. It's just too many people on the network. Why would they do it in a small town that doesn't need re-allocation of network resources? Imo... Every carrier should completely dump 2G service. The resources need to be repurposed to 4G services. If people are still using 2G-only devices, that's their problem. Get with the times or get left behind. Technology waits for no man.
8. rob5150 (Posts: 115; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
i use 2g on my samsung infuse 4g. rooted cm7..
i live on long island, and i use 2g instead of wcdma-3g/ hspa+
my battery life is well over a day this way.
and if im not around wifi and want to stream some video ill just change my setting to wcdma