The Apple iPhone is known for so many things, but the biggest is the dropped calls. AT&T as you would expect is taking the whole blame for this and users say that if the smartphone were available on Verizon, then this would not happen. However, analysts believe this not to be the case.
We all assume that the poor data performance is down to the cell phone carrier, but Money.com thinks it goes much deeper than that. The dropped calls and spotty service is due to the huge popularity of the iPhone, caused by the huge amount of data that users demand. To give you an idea, over the past three years, AT&T’s data traffic has seen an increase of 5,000 percent.
Looking at those figures, it is no wonder that the cell phone carrier has trouble, an increase like that would even affect the likes of Verizon or T-Mobile. AT&T recently stated that they have the fastest 3G network, but Doug Helmreich from the CFI Group said that they, “probably bit off more than it could chew.”
Users across the U.S. are not happy with AT&T, and you cannot blame them, but maybe we are asking too much. We all know what it is like when we demand too much from a service, you only have to look at your home broadband. When there are more people online in your area things slow down, this is something that we have learnt to expect, so why are we not the same with our cell phones?
Money.com has been doing some research and has uncovered some interesting information regarding the whole iPhone, AT&T and Verizon subject. Although, we are not certain if this will change your views on AT&T.