06-22-2010 01:22 AM
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  1. MBSMD's Avatar
    (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 02:38 PM
  2. Krak-a-Lakn's Avatar
    (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?
    Coming from the iPhone 3GS, I don't see any change with 3G speeds or dropped calls with my N1.

    I did finally have to breakdown and purchase an AT&T Microcell for home. This has made calls at home absolutely perfect - great quality and never dropped.
    06-02-2010 02:52 PM
  3. mreardon80's Avatar
    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 03:05 PM
  4. icebike's Avatar
    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 03:09 PM
  5. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Works fine for me.
    06-02-2010 04:05 PM
  6. dan1431's Avatar
    Likewise, my N1 functions well for me on the at&t Mobility network.
    06-02-2010 04:45 PM
  7. trixnrice's Avatar
    with my use and experience. its works awesome! used an HTC trinity, iphone 3g and both bold devices prior to this phone. N1 has worked the best, minus the email capabilities of the bolds.
    06-02-2010 04:49 PM
  8. geekaren's Avatar
    Happy with AT&T service on your Nexus? Or is it still the same bag of hurt it is with the iPhone?
    My Nexus One seems to work as well (or better) on AT&T than my iPhone 3GS.

    I love the Nexus One and was thrilled to find there was a version compatible with AT&T 3g.

    I say, go for it!
    06-02-2010 05:21 PM
  9. fshnrob's Avatar
    I've had my N1 for about 3 months and love it. I came from an Apple iPhone 3GS and I couldn't be happier. Works great.
    06-02-2010 05:58 PM
  10. Kage_'s Avatar
    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.

    Kage_
    06-02-2010 06:20 PM
  11. Mofus's Avatar
    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.
    06-02-2010 06:33 PM
  12. RayStinkle's Avatar
    I get excellent service with the nexus on ATT. No dropped calls and consistent data 2.5mbps download and 1.5mbps upload. Couldn't be happier.
    06-02-2010 09:55 PM
  13. RayStinkle's Avatar
    Oh one thing I do like about the nexus is it holds onto calls perfectly with zero bars showing.
    06-02-2010 09:57 PM
  14. cmhnexus's Avatar
    Happy here too. My N1 is rock solid with data. I've never switched over to EDGE, which my iPhone sometimes did.
    06-03-2010 03:08 PM
  15. MBSMD's Avatar
    Thanks for the comments. Definitely food for thought.
    06-03-2010 03:33 PM
  16. ItnStln's Avatar
    Is the Nexus One worth the price? I'm on AT&T so i'd be paying full retail for it.
    06-13-2010 06:23 AM
  17. Doug B's Avatar
    Is the Nexus One worth the price? I'm on AT&T so i'd be paying full retail for it.
    To answer this one, I think the old cliche "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" fits quite well. For some, myself included, it IS worth the price. To others it may not be. There are plenty of reasons to support either way and this isn't the thread to discuss this, and there are plenty of threads already posted about this.

    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.
    06-13-2010 11:57 AM
  18. Doug B's Avatar
    Oh one thing I do like about the nexus is it holds onto calls perfectly with zero bars showing.
    Funny... I noticed that also. That never would have happened with my iPhone.
    06-13-2010 12:00 PM
  19. icebike's Avatar
    Happy here too. My N1 is rock solid with data. I've never switched over to EDGE, which my iPhone sometimes did.
    The thing is, it might do that during a call and you would never notice. The hand-off to edge is flawless. This is where the iPhone failed most often.
    06-13-2010 03:19 PM
  20. dtboos's Avatar
    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).
    06-13-2010 05:21 PM
  21. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    The hands-on video phil gave, setting the Nexus next to the Aria, really shows off the superiority of the Nexus screen size.
    When can we expect the price to drop for the Nexus?
    06-15-2010 05:05 PM
  22. icebike's Avatar
    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.
    You can now help ATT find dead zones, and diagnose dropped calls with the Mark The Spot app. (Its been out for iphone for months, just arrived in the Market today 6/16. Free.

    AT&T Mark the Spot - Android app on AppBrain

    You launch it each time you get a dropped call, or no bars, or slooooow data.
    It reports the location and AT&T can then dispatch 3 trucks, a tower crew, and two technicians to fix the problem and polish your phone. Or NOT.

    But hey, if they hand you the stick, you might as well beat them with it. Even if it goes directly to the bit bucket, you did your part.
    06-17-2010 01:51 AM
  23. Duvi's Avatar
    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
    devices.

    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
    issue.

    For the record, mine is for AT&T 3G on AT&T.
    06-17-2010 11:05 AM
  24. potheadhero's Avatar
    I think I am now officially sold on the N1. Now just to see if I can come up with the money.
    06-17-2010 03:56 PM
  25. potheadhero's Avatar
    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.
    06-17-2010 04:30 PM
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