Wireless

by Carlo Longino




Survey Says Cellular Calls Are Getting Better

from the if-you-say-so dept

A new survey says that complaints about the quality of wireless networks in the US are at an all-time low, adding that 3G technologies which can increase network capacity are largely to thank. Still, these results are based on customer-reported answers to survey questions, rather than anything more objective, so we can't help but wonder if things have actually improved, and operators are offering markedly better service than they have before, or if consumers' expectations have simply dropped. It probably won't really matter, though, given the operators' penchant for coming up with their own reasons why their network is the "best", so the ones at the top of the list will gladly accept the accolades and move on. This survey almost gives the impression, though, that call quality has improved mostly because of technology, rather than any real effort by the operators to make their service better (though such a conclusion might be splitting hairs) -- and that's not too hard to believe, with the widespread dissatisfaction with the level of service they generally provide.

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    Brian, 16 Mar 2007 @ 2:24pm

    good bye cingular

    i had cingular for over two years, it's for homeless people. their trick for having the "fewest dropped calls" is to not admit that a call was dropped. they are easy enough to find, look on your bill for every time you talked to someone for X amount of time. then called them right back the same minute the call ended. cingular's excuse was that the other person i was talking to must have dropped the call, land-line or not thats their reasoning.
    i've had t-mobile for 6 months now and i love it, i can actually drive the entire 20 miles to work and not lose service. even though i wont be able to get an iPhone, its worth it.

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