When it comes to talking a good game, AT&T may very well be the King. I’ve lost count of the Press Releases or public statements about how fixes for their iPhone users’ greatest complaints seem just over the horizon.
- MMS? Sure, by the end of summer.
- Tethering? It’s coming as soon as we can get it.
- A better signal? Why, we’ve got this great 3G upgrade rollout that’ll solve everything.
Never mind the first two items are already available on AT&T’s network for other phones.
They keep talking about addressing weak coverage, but it never happens. Their latest spiel says that New York, San Francisco, and other large cities will get relief via “3G on 850 Mhz”, which makes use of the older frequency. Further, they’ll be adding 2,100 cell towers and other glorious things.
The technical details make sense to me, so I’m not disputing that. My complaint is they’ve been talking about various upgrades for a long time, yet the signal still sucks for the same people in the same places it’s always sucked. In short, nothing’s changed.
So, AT&T, please keep quiet and just get to work. The next time you talk about this, it should be to say “Sorry this took so long” to all the people who are finally getting the relief you’ve been promising for so long. The time for talk is over, do something, will ya?