This honestly made me smile. And bear in mind, today pretty much sucked from the time I woke up this morning. AT&T knowing it is in deep with the power using base, is pointing out that it has a wide EDGE network and that its 3G network is faster than Verizon’s. Okay, faster could be cool if it was DEPENDABLE enough to use. Just a crazy idea I have been kicking around.
For myself personally I have found that AT&T’s 3G is usable under the following conditions.
- You live in a metro area while being inside or are outside in smaller towns.
- You have no problems with calls being dropped or waiting 10 hours or more to receive text messages.
Yes, as you may have guessed I have since turned off 3G for the most part and stick to EDGE out of the home and Wi-Fi here at the house. Something about carrying around a useless appliance unable to receive calls that made me take this approach. I am clearly a radical.
T-Mobile, formerly VoiceStream, used to be considered the laughing stock of the wireless world only a few years ago. Today, T-Mobile has since stopped trying to be the “best” and instead, offers great rates with reasonably okay service.
Sadly, I have watched in disbelief as Cingular became the spawn of AT&T’s mismanagement. What used to be a fairly decent company to own a phone through became a mess as 3G was mismanaged from the beginning and the company took on the iPhone responsibility for which it CLEARLY was not ready for based on my own experiences.
Today, I sadly remain with the company only due to the fact that I own the iPhone 3G and so does my wife. Bundle that with a contract and other family members using my plan and you can see the migrating is no easy task.
Someday though, likely later than I might like, I will be making the switch to another carrier. And it will not be based solely on the phones being offered either.