Now Android users on AT&T can complain about the network, too

Now Android users on AT&T can complain about the network, too
Why should iPhone users have all of the fun? AT&T customers using one of the two Android models the carrier offers (Motorola BACKFLIP, HTC Aria) can now install the "Marks the Spot" app that iPhone users have already been able to use. The app allows the user to select from one of a few possible problems that could happen to those making calls on the AT&T network. For example, the options you can choose from include Dropped Call, Failed Call Attempt, No Coverage, Data-can't connect and Data-too slow. You can use an online map to pinpoint the location where the problem occurred and even add other information to help AT&T figure out why you had the problem that you did. You can download "Marks the Spot" at the Android Market or by using the QR code at the source link.

Motorola BACKFLIP Specifications | Review
HTC Aria Specifications

source: AndroLib via EngadgetMobile



1. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Get ready to use this thing alot.

2. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

haha i just used it right now to complain about a dropped call on my backflip i have to used it everyday to complain about dropped calls with 5 bars of service ..

8. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

its your shitty moto phone. not the network

9. johnanth022583

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

most dropped calls are due to the fact that they are in motion. At&t customers are only able to connect to 1 tower at a time. When they move out of range of that tower their call will be dropped.

3. 3watts

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

At&t covers 97% of the USA. Why do they need this app if the network is so great?

4. scottmbolt unregistered

AT&T's pathetic network and their false advertisement makes me sick! Could you imagine that company without the Iphone? They would be proper fucked!

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

They were either #1 or #2 without the iphone.

10. scottmbolt unregistered

Really? In this world of competitive smart phones? I don't think so.

6. RS9568

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 22, 2010

Thankfully I've never experienced many problems with AT&T and my iPhone but at least they are attempting to improve their service by asking the customers.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Got my HTC ARIA and downloaded the app - switching from the HTC TILT to the ARIA I have noticed an extra bar of service in my house - sometimes it is the phone - the RF degrades over time. GSM signal in general has problems with penetrating building, which is why hospitals use CDMA services. What I wish would happen is that AT&T installed the new 700 Mhz spectrum in all towers - 700 Mhz - if there is enough of the spectrum owened by the carrier - will increase signal in homes. If their phones had dual mode CDMA/GSM software, then the voice calls could be carried over CDMA radio....ah well. Data seems to be better, too, on my new phone. I love having an ANDROID, while the wife has her iphone. Now, we are both happy, except she drops more calls.

11. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

yeah, that low frequency 700Mhz auction had me drooling, I am so used to getting good CDMA signal strength from Sprint while waiting in my panic room for the iPHone craze to die down, while my friends are holding bricks. I am worried about all that changing with the higher frequencies used for WiMax...

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