AT&T expanding 3G network in Asheville

Full story: Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE AT&T consumers can take advantage of the 3G network for faster service on their iPhones and Blackberrys in Asheville and Hendersonville later this year as the wireless company adds 75 new cell towers ...
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RVT1

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Feb 18, 2009
 
3G? I'd be happy if they could just get me a regular signal inside my office building, or walmart, or ingles, or any number of other places.
Gordon

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Feb 18, 2009
 

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Amen! I had 2 iPhones on AT&T for 2 months. The iPhone is the absolutely BEST phone with the absolutely WORST provider! AT&T lie through their teeth and charged me penalties to cancel to go back to Verizon. I could not receive or send any text, voicemail or actual phone calls! Really too bad because they do not care!
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Feb 18, 2009
 
Is this "article" supposed to be news? It reads more like they just copied the PR release. I know ACT is cutting back on staff, but really, this is embarrassing.

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Feb 18, 2009
 

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Wow, you mean Asheville is behind NORTH KOREA as far as cellular technology is concerned? Yes, DPRK (North Korea) has a 3G network as of this year, beating out Asheville. Oh wait, Asheville does have food however...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/77842...
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Gordon wrote:
Amen! I had 2 iPhones on AT&T for 2 months. The iPhone is the absolutely BEST phone with the absolutely WORST provider! AT&T lie through their teeth and charged me penalties to cancel to go back to Verizon. I could not receive or send any text, voicemail or actual phone calls! Really too bad because they do not care!
You hit the nail right on the head! Awful phone service provider; I left AT&T as soon as I could and went with Verizon also. What an improvement in service.
Noobs

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Feb 19, 2009
 
industrialgreen wrote:
Wow, you mean Asheville is behind NORTH KOREA as far as cellular technology is concerned?
Yeah, but North Korea doesn't have human-sized chickens dancing on their main streets. IN YOUR FACE, NORTH KOREA!
ank

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Mar 1, 2009
 
i am glad they are expanding, maybe i can get service now!

Since: Oct 08

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I have AT&T service and it's fine. I rarely if ever have a problem. There are a couple of places that are dead zones (around Morganton and Tanglewood on I40 and a couple of places in Asheville, for example), but other than those I haven't had any problems at all.
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I love how everyone in Asheville bases their opinion on companies as if it's the center of the universe. The fact of the matter is there are only a handful of people, most of whom prefer to act like Hippies and not learn how to use technology in the first place. Why on earth would a company want to invest an extra $50 Million in infrastructure when there aren't even enough customers to buy the stuff.

You moved to AVL to get away from it all. So when 'it all' isn't handed to you on a silver platter, why are you buggin?

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Cellphone users can be divided into two camps; those who have never had a problem with their provider, and those that have had nothing but problems with their providers. I fall into the former. I've been with AT&T (Bellsouth) for almost a decade in Asheville and the only problem I've had was an issue where I could hear the other person but they couldn't hear me, and it was the phone causing it. I guess they weren't kidding when they said my mileage might vary.

Anyway, the USA has been behind the rest of the world in wireless phone technology for some time now, but at least the gap is shrinking.
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Mar 11, 2009
 
bob wrote:
I love how everyone in Asheville bases their opinion on companies as if it's the center of the universe. The fact of the matter is there are only a handful of people, most of whom prefer to act like Hippies and not learn how to use technology in the first place. Why on earth would a company want to invest an extra $50 Million in infrastructure when there aren't even enough customers to buy the stuff.
You moved to AVL to get away from it all. So when 'it all' isn't handed to you on a silver platter, why are you buggin?
Sorry, but the AT&T network in the Asheville area is really substandard. There are numerous dead zones in places where there should be service, and 3G is long overdue here. This is 2009, not 1999. And good grief, this is the company that advertises "more bars in more places."
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Mar 23, 2009
 
Bob, believe it or not people actually live and work in Asheville, some of us have chosen the area for its high quality of life, I travel extensively but have chosen to base my business in Asheville, many of us have left behind places like Atlanta for obvious reasons. In an area with over 400M people AT&T would be well served to upgrade their network. Enjoy your 3G service as you fight the traffic.
bob wrote:
I love how everyone in Asheville bases their opinion on companies as if it's the center of the universe. The fact of the matter is there are only a handful of people, most of whom prefer to act like Hippies and not learn how to use technology in the first place. Why on earth would a company want to invest an extra $50 Million in infrastructure when there aren't even enough customers to buy the stuff.
You moved to AVL to get away from it all. So when 'it all' isn't handed to you on a silver platter, why are you buggin?
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Mar 24, 2009
 
Ken wrote:
In an area with over 400M people AT&T would be well served to upgrade their network.
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Which area has 400M people?
Ken

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Mar 24, 2009
 
The Asheville MSA as of July 2007 had a population of 404,000.
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Which area has 400M people?

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Mar 24, 2009
 
doodoolemonque wrote:
Is this "article" supposed to be news? It reads more like they just copied the PR release. I know ACT is cutting back on staff, but really, this is embarrassing.
You have monkeycrap for a name and you call this article embarrassing? lol
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Apr 7, 2009
 
Ken wrote:
The Asheville MSA as of July 2007 had a population of 404,000.
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Last I checked, M stood for million
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May 6, 2009
 
i will welcome the traffic for better/fast phone service anyday. ant ETA on when we will have 3G here? my service the last week or two has been garbage.
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May 6, 2009
 
Beautimus wrote:
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Last I checked, M stood for million
Where did you get M?
Atticus

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May 6, 2009
 
Never mind. I found it. I guess it's no surprise that there aren't 400M in this MSA.

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#20
May 6, 2009
 
OK the worst news is that its bad enough that we have horrible drivers who text all the time while driving. This is what Asheville area needs. A provider providing more availability in instable driving habits. Can you imagine the teenage driver accessing porn on his/her i-phone while driving?

And the I-phone is an apple product. Enough said there!

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