Notifications
Clear all

AT&T issues STX?

 

stxem
(@stx-em)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 862
February 14, 2010 6:20 pm  

Has anyone else been having issues with AT&T service on the West End of STX over the past couple of days? Especially between f'sted and rainbow? My iphone cannot seem to make or receive calls and gets barely any signal, although text messaging seems to be working..Never had issues before in these areas...


Quote
stxem
(@stx-em)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 862
February 14, 2010 8:07 pm  

Okay, so the problem is with iphones all over the West End. Can't get a signal until Kmart West...


ReplyQuote
Jim Dandy
(@jim_dandy)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 1057
February 15, 2010 12:15 am  

I was at Sunset Jazz Friday and didn't notice any problem.

Jim


ReplyQuote
Neil
 Neil
(@Neil)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 988
February 15, 2010 12:20 am  

ATT coverage on the west end 'used to be' sketchy.
I know folks who live out there who have said in the past that Sprint is the only real option.
That said, I know ATT was upgrading equipment this past year.

Getting decent coverage on the northshore would be good too.


ReplyQuote
stxem
(@stx-em)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 862
February 15, 2010 12:57 am  

I've never had a problem with service on the west end, where I live. Typically I get 5 bars and 3G in most places. This is just a recent development. it's not just me and seems to be affecting a few other people with iphones too. I called AT&T to report the outage, but so far nothing has happened.


ReplyQuote
stephyjh
(@stephyjh)
Advanced Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 224
February 15, 2010 1:12 am  

I was at the Ag Fair today with a friend who has an AT&T phone, and he couldn't get a signal there either.


ReplyQuote
divinggirl
(@divinggirl)
Trusted Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 887
February 15, 2010 10:28 am  

I had full signal with my iPhone at the Ag Fair and further west yesterday.


ReplyQuote
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Expert
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 8862
February 15, 2010 10:54 am  

my bf has been having problems lately with alot of dropped calls, we live in c'sted


ReplyQuote
Bombi
(@Bombi)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 2104
February 15, 2010 11:42 am  

some times if you shut off and repower an AT&T phone it will perform better


ReplyQuote
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Expert
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 8862
February 15, 2010 12:32 pm  

Bombi, he does that alot lol


ReplyQuote
loungestx
(@loungestx)
Advanced Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 191
February 16, 2010 12:52 am  

I have always had trouble with my iphone here. It will have full service one second and none the next in the same area. The only thing that seems to work is turning it off and on. It does this in NY sometimes also but not as often as here.


ReplyQuote
stxem
(@stx-em)
Trusted Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 862
February 16, 2010 4:32 am  

It's working again! It wasn't just the iPhones but all other AT&T phones. Apparently a tower was down and there was some loss of signal all over the west end.


ReplyQuote
stiphy
(@stiphy)
Trusted Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 956
February 16, 2010 12:51 pm  

Could Agfest caused this (so many people on one tower which brought it down)?

Sean


ReplyQuote
tnemig
(@tnemig)
Advanced Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 34
February 16, 2010 2:50 pm  

There is an iPhone app I ran across on iTunes this morning. It is called AT&T Mark the Spot. It is from AT&T and it is a free download. I haven't tried it yet (just downloaded it). Evidently it allows you to record the location of dropped calls, failed call attempt, no coverage, data failure, poor voice quality, or other event. You can even submit a report of an event after the fact (such as issues going on at the West end of STX over the weekend). The app will then notify AT&T of the problem - at least that is what the description on iTunes says. Evidently, when you report a problem, it drops a purple pin on a map to ID the location, the pin then changes color, according to the trouble call status (i.e. red for not yet submitted to AT&T, etc.). You will receive an SMS once the problem has been sent and received successfully at AT&T. The current rev has 3 out of 5 stars, for what that's worth...Here in Louisville, I my office is on the east end of town, and my lab is even further out east. It is a 50/50 shot on getting enough signal to make a call from the lab. I plan on dropping a lot of pins 🙂

Anyway, just a thought.

Tim


ReplyQuote
blameitonthebossanova
(@blameitonthebossanova)
Advanced Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 42
February 27, 2010 4:55 pm  

AT&T has been sketchy lately on the south shore too. My phone is working fine, but my partner's (same plan) has zero service. and they are just regular cell phones, not iPhones.


ReplyQuote
Search this website
Close Menu