Global Traveler readers: AT&T offers the best wireless service in the world
posted by Alan F. / Jan 07, 2010, 1:44 PM
“We sincerely thank Global Traveler readers for this honor,” said Bill Hague, executive vp of International for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We know how critical wireless connectivity is when traveling abroad–whether for business or pleasure. That’s why AT&T continues to work hard to aggressively expand our voice and data footprint around the world, while maintaining the largest portfolio of devices that work around the world, so that our customers can travel the globe with confidence.” AT&T has the largest overseas presence of any U.S. carrier and customers can make and receive calls in more than 215 countries and send e-mail and browse the Web in more than 190 countries, including offering 3G service in more than 100 countries.
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This is the part where all the Verizon fanboys all say "Well I don't leave the U.S. and it's only my service here that I care about..."
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:44 AM 0
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I travel every where in the U.S. And I mean everywhere. We dont fly, we drive. We work in the mountains and in cities. Out of the 4 guys on our crew 2 have Vz 1 has U.S Cellular and the other has AT@T. As far as 3g goes, Vz is dominate hands down. As far as general service goes, the Vz and U.S cellular phones have reception 98% of the time. I cant even begin to explain how bad the guy with AT@T's service is. Especially if we're in small towns or in the mountains. I'd only feel comfortable using ATT as a carrier if they paid me. Another goofy thing is that the U.S Cellular phone always have service when the Vz phone doesn't. Think it might have something to do with the bandwidth but im no tech freak. Point being is that AT@T blows ass unless you live in one of the major cities. Kind of like how that idiot only names off the big cities when you see the att commercial with him throwing the postcards and explaining where ATT has coverage.
posted on Jan 07, 2010, 4:45 PM 0
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I agree, I tried AT&T and it sucked! I live in a major city too. Having dropped calls, static, and calls not connecting with full 3G service wasn't worth the money. I went back to Verizon where my money was being spent on something that worked. Another thing I didn't like, I had to restart my phone everyday to get my phone to refresh its data connection. On Verizon you nerver have to restart a phone just to use data. AT&T isn't the best. Some AT&T, iPhone fanboy must have wrote that article.
posted on Jan 07, 2010, 9:00 PM 0
2. Fanboys Suck
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How is this not a given?
posted on Jan 07, 2010, 1:52 PM 0
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wateva t-mobile also works ALL OVER THE WORLD SINCE IT ALSO RUNS ON GSM...I HAVE THE MYTOUCH 3g n i have used it in spain and london without any problems... SO NO NEED TO SWITCH TO AT&T.. ALSO VERIZON HAS PHONES LIKE THE BLACKBERRY STORM N HTC IMAGIO WHICH RUN ON CDMA HERE IN THE STATES N GSM OVERSEAS..
posted on Jan 07, 2010, 3:02 PM 0
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Funny, there was an article in another magazine about how Verizon was voted the best for worldwide. And of course engadget didn't report on that one. These surveys are wildly inaccurate overall, though i will admit AT&T seems to be stronger worldwide
posted on Jan 07, 2010, 2:20 PM 0
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It's news that a GSM carrier has the best international coverage? I'm confused...
posted on Jan 07, 2010, 3:22 PM 0
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