AT&T improves 3G coverage

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AT&T subscribers rejoice!

No longer will you be complaining about the wireless carrier’s lousy 3G coverage because they’ve started rolling out the 850 MHz spectrum 3G band last week (finally!).

The company started in Atlanta and would expand throughout the year to the other 350 areas where AT&T offers 3G coverage.

TechCrunch’s MG Siegler has already experienced the improvement. He reported getting solid service in an area that was previously spotty. He was told by AT&T that the improvements being done should be complete in the coming weeks.

This would really be good news considering the amount of complaints on the carrier’s service.

In a recent survey of iPhone users, the results showed that half of the users chose AT&T as their biggest problem with the smartphone (ouch!). From that half, 23 percent said the biggest problem was the carrier’s coverage, while 32 percent complained about being locked in with AT&T which could reflect users’ dissatisfaction with the service (double ouch!)

Along with the 850 MHz spectrum, the wireless carrier also plants to upgrade its HSPA 3G network from 3.6 Mbps to 7.2 Mbps later this year.

Hurry you guys!

Source: http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/20090820/tc_pcworld/attservicemayactuallybegettingbetter

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