AT&T claims to be “raising the bar” with the fewest dropped calls of any provider. This is a bold claim but supposedly they have the research to back it up. After merging with AT&T, Cingular now has over 56 million subscribers. Their overall ringtone compatibilty is average.
AT&T/Cingular’s slogan of “Raising the Bar” is certainly an accurate statement, as the amount of reception in major cities is very good. We have had experiences in multiple major cities such as San Francisco, and we can say that we received 3 to 5 bars in almost every area that we went. However, the disappointing aspect of AT&T’s plan is that their roaming charges tend to be very high, so this would discourage a lot of people from using their phone when they are on the road in an area where AT&T coverage is not supported. When traveling outside of the United States, we experienced one of the highest roaming charges compared to other competitors. However, if you were to look at the AT&T network performance outside from a monetary perspective, we can definitely say that the reception quality is very good. This makes AT&T an ideal choice for business professionals and travelers who are in need of this capability.
Aside from the voice services that AT&T offers, their data network performance is also excellent. If you are a business professional who needs to access the internet from virtually anywhere, AT&T provides a fast and reliable data service that is difficult for many competitors to match. A great thing about the AT&T network too is that many of their phones can support data transfer, which means that you can connect your computer to a AT&T phone via USB and use the internet as if your cell phone was a cable or DSL modem. The speeds are not quite as quick, but definitely a great substitute if you don’t readily have access to a phone line or wireless network.
These are the current phone models offered by AT&T Wireless:
3125, 8525, 8125 Pocket PC, 8125 Pocket PC, BlackBerry 7130c, BlackBerry 7290, BlackBerry 8700c, BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry Pearl, Ericsson Z525a, Firefly, LG CG225, LG CG300, LG CU400, LG CU500, MOTORAZR V3i, MOTORAZR V3xx, Motorola C139, Motorola KRZR, Motorola L2, Motorola L6, Motorola RAZR V3,Motorola RAZR V3r, Motorola RZAR V3xx, Motorola SLVR L7, Motorola V235, Motorola V365, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6102i, Nokia 6126, Nokia E62, Palm Treo 680, Palm Treo 750, Pantech C120, Pantech C3, Pantech C300, Samsung BlackJack, Samsung C417, Samsung D807, Samsung SYNC, Samsung W300i, Samsung X507, Samsung ZX20, Sony Ericsson J220a, Sony Ericsson W300i, Sony Ericsson W810i, Sony Ericsson Z300a