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Does AT&T suck on the Nexus One?
(I did a search but found nothing, so pardon if there's already a thread)
I've pretty much had it with my iPhone. Dropped calls, slow data, lousy signal strength... and it's just getting worse.
However, I've got a family plan on AT&T (5 other phones) and I'd like to keep things consolidated. I already have a Motorola Droid as a business phone, so I'm very much at home with Android.
For those of you using the AT&T version of the N1, how's your call reliability and data speeds? I've heard reports that AT&T's other devices (BlackBerry, etc.) don't have the kinds of reliability problems the iPhone does.
Happy with AT&T service on your Nexus? Or is it still the same bag of hurt it is with the iPhone?
- 06-02-2010, 01:52 PM #2
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I've had no trouble with calls on my N1, but I was coming from a BlackJack 2, which was showing it's age and having all sorts of problems. N1 will consistently get better reception than the i617 did, but that's a pretty old phone, so I'm not sure that counts for much. All said, AT&T's coverage isn't too bad where I live anyway though.
- 06-02-2010, 02:09 PM #4
I have never had one dropped call since switching to N1 from my iPhone 3G. Here in Seattle area, dropped calls are rare anyway, (compared to NYC), but still I would get a couple per week.
Not one dropped call in the month since the Nexus one took over.
Also in weak signal areas the N1 holds a 3G connection much better than the 3G.
I can sit in my house and use the same speed test app on the same wifi and score 1/3 higher on the N1 as well, so the wifi chipset is much better than the iPhone.
In short, I think a lot of the bad rap AT&T gets is due to the cheap crappy chipset that Infineon supplies to Apple.
- 06-02-2010, 03:05 PM #5
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Another happy N1 user here. I've found that my N1 acutlly drops less call's than my iPhone did. In one particular area my iPhone would drop the call like clock work. So far my N1 has only dropped the call once out of three times in this area.
- 06-02-2010, 05:33 PM #11
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I came from an iPhone 3G where nearly every call I made from home was dropped, or wouldn't connect at all. In the three weeks I've had my Nexus One I have only dropped one call, and that was on the first day I got it. The 3G data speed seems about the same to me. Couldn't be happier with the phone.
BTW, the signal strength meter shows the same signal strength as my old iPhone did, but it just hangs onto the calls better.
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- 06-13-2010, 10:57 AM #17
To the OP... I switched from the 3G. Dropped calls and data daily with the iPhone. Service is much better with the N1 but I am starting to think about getting the Microcell for the house though. Even my wife's primitive phone gets crappy service at our house. My line of work takes me into the foothills and mountains often and AT&T is the only provider to get a signal where I go so switching providers is not a reasonable option for me.
Last edited by Doug B; 06-13-2010 at 11:03 AM.
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- 06-13-2010, 04:21 PM #20
N1 on ATT for me is great. Depends where you live I would imagine. If ATT sucks in your area, its just going to suck with anything. The iPhone radio is pretty bad though so there is an improvement there, but no guarantees it will make it good in an overloaded area (like NYC).
Its definitely worth the money to me. More solidly build than the other phones (similar to motorola droid in terms of "feeling" of quality as opposed to plasticy /flimsy feeling most others seem to have) from HTC, no Sence UI which is great, no ATT interference with the OS ect, and APPS to SD coming in Froyo gets rid of the issue with internal memory (that most Android phones continue to have minus the Incredible).
- 06-15-2010, 04:05 PM #21
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- 06-17-2010, 10:05 AM #23
I am definitely calling HTC soon to try and
get a replacement N1. My reception has
actually been very ****ty. My 9700 or 3Gs
don't have reception issues. I've already
tried different radios and after seeing this
thread, I must assume that it is my device.
I rarely ever have 5 bars and this is in my
home and everywhere I go. My home
always has 5 bars of reception for all other
To keep it a bit fair, I'm having other issues
like the wifi policy not being adhered to, so
I probably have narrowed it down to a device
For the record, mine is for AT&T 3G on AT&T.
- 06-17-2010, 02:56 PM #24
- 06-17-2010, 03:30 PM #25
Ok I want to confirm something if anyone can please answer this. I have read in a few places that the N1 does not use 3G but by what you write and by what I have seen on the google website it does. I just want to make sure that it does indeed use 3G. The articles I have read are from earlier this year so maybe things have changed. Please let me know. Thanks.