09-19-2012 11:57 AM
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...
07-09-2013 8:19 PM
07-13-2013 9:37 AM
Hey everyone, checkout the new coverage map!!! TONS of new service in N.E. MI. Sorry, nothing in the U.P. yet though.
07-14-2013 5:27 AM
I guess for ATT that is tons. Looking at the rest of the U.S., it looks like NE lower, da U.P and north WI. are the red headed step children for 3/4g. There are very few other areas still on Edge. Even though I don't live up there and only go once 1-3 times a year, if they don't upgrade virtually all of the U.P., I will certainly be going Red.
ATT is an embarrassment for N. MI people right now.
07-14-2013 7:13 AM
07-14-2013 10:54 AM - edited 07-14-2013 10:56 AM
Yes indeed the coverage map shows 3G in Grayling. There is another forum where people are saying the same thing....that they didn't actually turn it on until a week or two after the coverage showed up on the map. I am eagerly awaiting to here from JREwing53 as to whether or not they activate the tower in Pickford tomorrow and keep to their word.
07-14-2013 4:50 PM
It's Sunday, July 14, and the big roll of cable is still hanging on the poll. And the gate is shut. Tomorrow is supposed to be the day.
Funny that I was golfing yesterday two miles north of Pickford, and I can see the tower off in the distance, and my phone has no data. Not even Edge. And this is in their so called 4g area. I sure hope this 4g is better.
07-15-2013 5:35 AM - edited 07-15-2013 5:40 AM
For the 8 people that live in Red Oak, congrats on 3g. No, not HSPA+, just good ole 3g!
07-15-2013 6:20 AM - edited 07-15-2013 6:23 AM
I drive the Au Gres - Tawas - Oscoda US-23 corridor every day for work. And the service is abysmal. I'm so irritated with AT&T that even if they were to upgrade their service before my contract is up, I might still switch.
Even Edge is next to useless most of the time. With my iphone4s constantly trying to refresh, with no results. With the "E" lit up, I can't even send iMessages most of the time; having to click them to revert to traditional text messages.
I keep hearing that the upgrades are coming, they are coming. So I don't get it? Are they straight up lying when they say this? Is there some miscommunication going on? Or are they really doing something?
So glad I've been paying data fees for years, when I never even use 1/4 of my allotment; as it is just not possible to use more under these circumstances.
I'm just so frustrated with the service. I NEVER recommend AT&T to anyone, even if they live somewhere with better service.
I think I'm going to go with Republic Wireless in the fall. Using their WiFi/Sprint network, they are tough to beat at $20/month with unlimited everything.
Hear what I'm laying down AT&T?? The rest of the gang is eating your lunch!
07-15-2013 7:25 AM
07-15-2013 8:08 AM
It's July 15, the date of the supposed activation to 4G. 11:00 a.m. and the gate is shut, the roll of wire still on the pole, and nobody around. Anyone want to bet that it won't happen today?
07-15-2013 9:04 AM
07-15-2013 3:24 PM
I was on the way Home from ann arbor after we got past the mackinac bridge "4G" goes back to E. I did notice though along US-2 from Gulliver on down the are big rolls of orange conduit it loks like on the side of the road. Crews were working burying it this afternoon. Are they laying fiber?
07-15-2013 4:37 PM