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Updated Coverage Map

Discussion in 'AT&T Wireless Forum' started by Obi-Wan, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. Obi-Wan

    Obi-Wan New Member

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    When will cingular come out with an updated coverage map. The last map I saw was like from october 05 and I was wondering with all of these network integrations/upgrades available how coverage in some areas look or perfomrs.
     
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    And to think that we are complaining about having to look at maps over a year old. Some areas over 3 years old. Guess sprint isnt that bad after all, coverage maps from october of 05'. How do you guys do it?



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  3. Andy

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    It took Sprint forever though to update those coverage maps. They had the same maps on for too long until the October update.
     
  4. The latest Cingular map doesn't show service in my hometown (even though we had service here maybe a month or two before that was released)
     
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    I wish they would do a better job of updating the coverage map and display more detail.
     
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    All the Cingular maps show 'estimated coverage' also. The lighter shade of orange in the Oct 05 maps shows the estimated coverage by 'year's end, 2005'. The darker orange color shows current coverage.

    Assuming all the integrations are factored in, the current combined colors or shades should give an indication of Dec 2005 coverage. I just wish it had better resolution or zoom control. But I understand you can get that in a cingular store, on their computer screen.
     
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    lol - there is just a few places I plan on traveling to on business after the holidays and I want to be sure on service. I basically use my Cell phone 100% of the time and want to be reached 100% of time.
     
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    I wonder if Cingular is going to issue new maps again when integration is complete. I know that the network will operate a lot more smoothly at that time.

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    Quite a nifty page. Never seen it before.

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    Another neat international interactive coverage site

    http://onlinestorez.cingular.com/travelguide/flash/index.html


    And one page for India that is neat...need to find this for other countries too.

    http://onlinestorez.cingular.com/travelguide/coverage/coverage_details.jsp?CIDL=356&MNC=CING

    Somehow I think this is not quite finished yet.

    EDIT: whoops the last page (india) is just the updated details on international roaming for all countries...an improvement : http://www.cingular.com/customer_service/roaming_gen
     
  12. Whitehorse

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    Updated coverage maps from all carriers would be a nice thing. Consider that any public coverage map will show estimated coverage for a service area, likely never will an engineering map be made public...
     
  13. walkguru

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    maps dont mean that much to me anymore, either it works or it dont.
     
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    Regional maps, at least the Michigan one, it not from the newer national map. That kinda sucks.
     
  15. Shizuka

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    I agree with Walkguru. After all, those maps are based on mathematical predictions. And there are several factors that may affect signal reception. And there could be a cell site outage at any given time. Also providers specify that for roaming purposes is the location of the cell site that receives the call that matters and not the location of the caller.
     
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