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PCWorld gives AT&T's network glowing test results

I have to admit, once I leave San Fancisco or New York, my iPhone magically becomes usable.  Calls go through and last more than a few minutes before getting cut off.  At my parent’s house in Ohio, I have the best wireless data network in the world.  Maps data is instant and there is never even a little bit of a lag.  Youtube movies load almost instantly over 3G as well.

I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of people at Macworld who had the exact opposite experience.  They’d come from such places as Philadelphia (see #2), San Diego, and even Chicago where their iPhones actually behaved like … phones. 

Trying to make a call at Macworld expo was comical.  There was no shortage of attendees screaming into their phones, repeating themselves over and over and pausing to look at their screens to see if the call was still connected.  Welcome to my world.

So today, PC World came up with a study that puts AT&T out in front where they had been lagging previously.  That’s great for the 95% of the US that gets great service from AT&T.  I can attest that AT&T still is laughable in New York and San Francisco.  I’d love to hear from anyone else who thinks otherwise. 

This chart, which puts SF at 55% reliability speaks the truth, but one must wonder what cell phone tower they climbed to get their NY results.

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