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Mjrtom7

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Wed, Sep 19, 2012 6:57 PM

Will Northeast MI ever receive 3G?

I've heard talk about how ATT is "working on their network coverage" and plans to provide 3G service in Northeast MI "in the coming months".  Well, now that another 2 year contract has expired, I'm seriously wondering if I would be better off jumping to Verizon.  The EDGE data network up here if virtually useless.  5 full bars, yet extremely poor data transfer.  

 

Can anyone provide an HONEST answer as to when this coverage is planned to be upgraded???  Verizon has had 3G for quite a long while up here...

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Mjrtom7

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7 years ago

JRE....No 4G in Gaylord? They have had '4G' service there for several months now....??

JREwing53

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173 Messages

7 years ago

I said it was Edge from "just south of" Gaylord to "just north" of Bay City. Yes, Gaylord has had 4G for some time now.

Mjrtom7

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25 Messages

7 years ago

Oops...duh.....my brain is on 'edge'...  Smiley Frustrated

Mjrtom7

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25 Messages

7 years ago

I just drove back from Gaylord to Alpena and it looks like the fiber crew is laying fiber about 10 miles outside of Alpena, between Alpena and Hillman.  Hopefully they are on schedule to have 4G enabled in Alpena before I'm too old and feeble to use a phone!  Smiley LOL

Tpeltz

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136 Messages

7 years ago

Mjtom -

That is the Merit fiber project along M-32. Won't do any good for AT&T. Don't shoot the messenger lol.
Mjrtom7

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7 years ago

Oh great....thanks Tpeltz......I should have known!  Smiley Mad

Tpeltz

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136 Messages

7 years ago

AT&T has activated UMTS/HSPA+ "4G" in the Alpena area as of this morning (3/29/2013).

Mjrtom7

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25 Messages

7 years ago

HOOORAY!!!  I feel foolish for being so giddy over such a little thing, but this has been a long time coming!  I just realized it on my way back from lunch when I went to access the Tiger game.  FINALLY!!!

Lewyman

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391 Messages

7 years ago

Awesome. Now for the rest of Michigan!!!

Scholar

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150 Messages

7 years ago

Can anyone confirm if Escanaba got 4G today? My friend sent me a text asking me if AT&T has 4G in Escanaba? I told him I heard at the end of June is what I heard. He just sent me a text back saying it now says "4G" on his phone. o_0

Lewyman

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391 Messages

7 years ago

I believe Alpena,Mi was supposed to get 4G in June but it went live Friday so it is possible. Ask your friend to send you a screenshot of their phone or map some coverage on Sensorly. However, Sensorly considers HSPA+(4G) to be 3G.

Scholar

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150 Messages

7 years ago

My friend just sent me a screenshot. He said he's getting 4G in Perkins now.

 

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Lewyman

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391 Messages

7 years ago

Tight !!! That is AWESOME!!!   It looks like AT&T is taking northern Michigan more seriously now!! With Tpeltz reporting 4G near Onaway, Alpena, and you now saying Escanaba is live....can't wait to see the new coverage map.

Scholar

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150 Messages

7 years ago

They have a tower in mc farland so I hope they upgrade that one next because that's the one I'm closest to. When I turn off wifi on my phone it still says E. I'll be headed to Gladstone tomorrow so I should be able to test the 4G then.
Mjrtom7

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25 Messages

7 years ago

I know I'm off topic, but what theme is that Ninja?  Looks nice...

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