“Dropped calls and spotty service, particularly for iPhone owners, made AT&T the most hated wireless carrier in America. Here’s the surprise twist: widespread, under-the-radar improvements to the company’s network have quietly helped AT&T move past its infamous struggles,” David Goldman reports for CNNMoney.
“The nation’s second-largest wireless carrier says it spent roughly $20 billion last year making 48,000 network enhancements across the country,” Goldman reports. “That spending spree bought a 25% improvement in dropped-call performance on AT&T’s 3G network, plus added capacity and faster speeds.”
Goldman reports, “In the process, the company turned on two new networks. Though both were confusingly labeled “4G,” they each offer significant improvements over AT&T’s existing 3G network: one new network has speeds of up to four times faster than 3G, and the other brings a ten-fold improvement in speed. Yet consumers have been slow to change their opinion of AT&T.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The majority of consumers are always behind. Witness the continuing sales of Windows PCs. Nobody with any tech acumen whatsoever buys anything but a Mac. Why limit yourself to a subset of computing (and a nasty, insecure one at that) when only Macs can run everything natively or via fast virtualization?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]